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News Release
Financial Sanctions: Terrorist Financing

11 August 2006, revised 24 August 2006

This news release is issued in respect of the financial measures taken against terrorism.

The Bank of England, as agent for Her Majesty's Treasury, has today directed that any funds held for or on behalf of the individuals named in the Annex to this News Release must be frozen, and that no funds should be made available, directly or indirectly to any person, except under the authority of a licence.

Financial institutions and other persons are requested to check whether they maintain any accounts or otherwise hold any funds, other financial assets, economic benefits and economic resources for the individuals named in the Annex and, if so, they should freeze the accounts or other funds and report their findings to the Bank of England.

The names in the Annex are in addition to those listed in previous Bank Notices containing directions under Article 4 of the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/3365) and under Article 8 of the Al-Qa'ida and Taliban (United Nations Measures) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/111, as amended).

The Bank Notice giving effect to the direction has been revised on 24 August 2006 to remove reference to an individual who is under the age of 18. The direction given by the Treasury on 11 August 2006 under Article 4 of the 2001 Order continues to apply in relation to that individual and financial institutions believed to be holding funds in relation to that individual will be notified separately.

Previous Notices and news releases related to Terrorism, Al-Qa'ida and the Taliban and a consolidated list of individuals and entities subject to these and other UK financial sanctions regimes are available from the Financial Sanctions pages.

Key Resources

Full News Release and Annex
Bank of England Notice
United Nations Act 1946
Notice containing a direction under article 4 of the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/3365)
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