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Amended US court ruling protects WTCC, FeTNA
TamilNet, 4 March, 2004
Judge Audrey Collins has issued an order dated March 3, 2004 which provides that World Tamil Co-ordinating Committee (WTCC) and Federation of Tamil Organizations of North America (FeTNA), as well as their members, are covered by her January 22, 2004 injunction permitting the provision of "expert advice or assistance" toward the peaceful and lawful ends of the LTTE and the PKK, legal sources in California said.
In a landmark
decision declaring Patriot Act's addition of "expert advice and assistance" to
the definition of material support is unconstitutionally vague, Judge Audrey
Collins in Los Angeles on 22 January 2004 enjoined the U.S.Government from
enforcing the USA PATRIOT Act's prohibition on providing 'expert advice or
assistance' to foreign terrorist organizations against the plaintiffs Ralph
Fertig, Dr. Jeyalingam, the Humanitarian Law Project (HLP), the Ilankai Thamil
Sangam and its members, and the Tamil Welfare and Human Rights Committee and its