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Tamils Say IMF Must Reject $1.9 Billion Loan To Sri Lanka for Human Rights Abuses

WASHINGTON (CN) - Tamils Against Genocide sued Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner in Federal Court, insisting that as a member of the board of the International Monetary Fund, Geithner must reject Sri Lanka's request for a $1.9 billion loan because of Sri Lanka's gross abuse of human rights. The group also sued Meg Lundsager, U.S. executive director of the IMF.

Sri Lanka has waged a long and vicious war against Tamil separatists, who also have been vicious.

"Virtually all TAG members are Tamils, and many immigrated to the United States from Sri Lanka because of ethnic or religious persecution," according to the complaint. It adds: "A chief objective of plaintiff is to obtain prosecutions for genocide, war crimes, and torture under United States law against United States citizen and current Defense Secretary of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and United States permanent resident and current Sri Lankan Army Commander Sarath Fonseka."

Tamils Against Genocide is represented by Bruce Fein.

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