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Taleban Bank Accounts Defrosted by UN

Taleban bank accounts, assets and travel movements frozen by a UN Security Council resolution have been un-frozen after a meeting in New York.

A Security Council committee has removed five men, several organisations and bank accounts from the United Nations list of those subject to sanctions in connection with Al-Qaida and the Taliban.

The Security Council’s Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee, also know as the 1267 committee, approved the de-listings on 25th January 2010 following a review of the so-called Consolidated List.

The five de-listed men are; Fazl Mohammad Faizan Qamaruddin, a former deputy minister of commerce; Abdul Hakim Monib Mohammad Nazar, a former deputy minister of frontier affairs; Wakil Ahmad Mutawakil Abdul Ghaffar, former minister of foreign affairs; Shams-Us-Safa Aminzai, a former foreign ministry official; and Mohammad Musa Hottak Abdul Mehdi, former deputy minister of planning.

The five men will no longer be subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo imposed under resolution 1267 of 1999, and related resolutions, by which all UN Member States are required to impose sanctions on Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, Al-Qaeda and those associated with them.

The un-frozen bank accounts and de-listed organisations include; Account of Ariana Afghan Airlines in Citibank in New Delhi, India, Account of Ariana Afghan Airlines in Punjab National Bank in New Delhi, India, Agricultural Development Bank of Afghanistan (ADB) in the UK.

Some al-Qaida linked individuals who are no longer listed under resolution 1267 are; Mohamad Nasir Abas in Singapore, Abdirisak Aden in Spanga, Sweden, Mustapha Nasri Ben Abdul Kader Ait el Hadi in Germany, Abdi Abdulaziz in Spanga, Sweden, Youssef Mustapha Nada Ebada in Italy, Zeinab Mansour Fattouh in Switzerland, Liban Hussein.

Most of the al-Qaeda entities such as banks and foundations which have been de-listed, were registered in the Bahamas, Sweden and Lichtenstein.

For a full list of those who are no longer listed under resolution 1267 of 1999, click here.

For a full list of those who are still under 1267 sanctions from the UN – including Sara Properties Ltd on Smithdown Road in Liverpool, click here.

For more information on the 1267 Committee, click here

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