UK TO REMOVE LIBYAN ISLAMIC FIGHTING GROUP FROM TERRORISM ORGANISATION LIST

A draft Order in the UK seek to remove the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group from the list of proscribed organisations under the Terrorism Act 2000.  Proscribed by the UK in 2005, meaning it was a criminal offence to belong to or invite support for the group. It is still designated under UN and EU sanctions.  It was a Sunni opposition group, created in 1995 in Libya to overthrow Muammar el-Qaddafi.  It was allegedly tied to Al Qaeda but in the late 1990s, it lost strength after repeated military campaigns against them by the Qaddafi regime; and it is said to have been disbanded in 2010.

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2019/9780111188774/pdfs/ukdsi_9780111188774_en.pdf

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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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