HIZBALLAH TO BE BANNED IN UK ALONGSIDE THE ANSAROUL ISLAM AND JNIM TERRORIST ORGANISATIONS

On 25th February, the Home Office announced that a draft Order laid before Parliament will proscribe Hizballah in its entirety alongside Ansaroul Islam and JNIM who operate in the Sahel region in Africa.  Under the Order, when in force, being a member, or inviting support for Hizballah, Ansaroul Islam and JNIM will be a criminal offence, carrying a sentence of up to 10 years’ imprisonment.  Hizballah may be well known, but not the others.  Ansaroul Islam seeks to impose its own strict Salafist Sharia law in northern Burkina Faso and are known to target other ethnic groups in the region.  JNIM was established in March 2017 as a federation of Al Qa’ida aligned groups in Mali and aims to impose a strict Salafist interpretation of Sharia law in the Sahel region.  There are currently 74 international terrorist organisations proscribed under the Terrorism Act 2000, alongside 14 organisations connected to Northern Ireland which are proscribed under separate legislation.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hizballah-to-be-banned-alongside-other-terrorist-organisations

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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