On 30 April, Rferl reported on the decision by Germany to extend its prohibition of Hizbollah, designating it a terrorist organisation.  The announcement came after German police conducted early morning raids in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Bremen, and the capital, Berlin, to detain suspected members of the group.  Germany had previously distinguished between Hizballah’s political arm and its military units.   It is said that as many as 1,050 people in Germany are part of Hizballah’s extremist wing, according to security officials estimates.



If you’d like to help to contribute to the cost of the new laptop and desktop I have had to acquire, now that I am 5,000 miles away from my originals –


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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