Inclusion of Thulsie twins on US terror watch list a ‘violation of due process’

Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie were arrested last year in Johannesburg on terror-related charges.

FILE: Brandon-Lee & Tony-Lee Thulsie. Picture: Facebook.com

JOHANNESBURG - Advocacy group Cage Africa says the inclusion of the Thulsie twins on the US terror watch list is a violation of due process as they have not been found guilty.

Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie were arrested last year in Johannesburg on terror-related charges, they've been accused of planning attacks on Jewish and American interests in South Africa.

It’s since emerged that the United States has imposed sanctions on the brothers and frozen their assets.

Cage Africa's Karen Jayes says this is a hostile manoeuvre.

“We are quite alarmed at this and particularly because they haven’t been found guilty, they haven’t even undergone a trial at this point. They’ve actually been detained without trial for over a year.”

The trial is set to begin in October.