The National Bureau of Investigation (KRP) has has launched a pre-trial investigation into a campaign to raise funds for children orphaned by the Syrian Civil War.
Helsingin Sanomat reports that the investigation is related to the activities of Rami Adham, a Finnish-Syrian father of six who has received worldwide media attention for his efforts to smuggle toys into the besieged city of Aleppo. The objective of the investigation, the newspaper adds, is to determine whether or not the funds have been donated as intended and whether or not a permit for the fund-raising campaign had been acquired.
Adham is tentatively suspected of money collection offence, according to the newspaper.
Helsingin Sanomat has over the past couple of days reported in depth about irregularities in the activities of Adham and the those of a charitable organisation associated with him, the Finnish—Syrian Association.
The newspaper revealed late last week that Adham has fabricated stories from his visits to the war-ravaged region in an attempt to gain media attention and has close ties to Northern Relief, an organisation implicated in an ongoing terrorism investigation conducted by KRP.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Photo: Timo Jaakonaho – Lehtikuva
Source: Uusi Suomi