Lawrence W. Schilling Esq.
38 East 12th Street
NY 10003, USA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(November 6, 1997)
Liberation Tigers Of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
Challenges U.S. State Departments Terrorist Organization Designation
[Full Text of the letter to the US Court of Appeals]
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) today asked a federal appeals court to set aside
its designation by Secretary of State Albright as a foreign terrorist organization.
The designation was one of thirty announced by the State Department on October 8, 1997, under the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1996.
LTTEs application, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington D.C., challenges the designation, the validity of the law and the procedures followed in making the designation. V. Manoharan, the international representative of LTTE, stated, "We feel we have a moral obligation to challenge the designation."
The challenge states in part:
For a copy of the court papers filed by LTTE contact V. Rudrakumaran, one of the attorneys representing LTTE, see above.
Legal representation for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in the United States is being provided by:
Mr. Ramsey Clark Esq., former Attorney General of the United States under President Johnson, Mr. Lawrence W. Schilling, Esq. Attorney at Law, and Mr. Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran Esq., attorney-at-law with Professor Richard Falk Esq., Professor of Law at Princeton University; Professor David Cole Esq., Professor of Law at Georgetown University; and Mr. Wakely Paul Esq., Attorney-at-Law serving as consultants to the legal team.