On 15 March, the Basel Institute on Governance said that technical assistance from the Institute in a landmark case of non-conviction based confiscation in Peru has enabled the successful confiscation of around $1 million linked to terrorist financing.  The case involves Nelly Marion Evans Risco, a British-Peruvian woman known popularly as “The Nun”.  As well as a committed Catholic, Evans was a member of the Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso) terrorist organisation of the 90s.  In January, the Peruvian State successfully concluded non-conviction based confiscation proceedings intended to recover the funds, illicit assets held by Evans in a Swiss bank account since 1990.  The Peruvian judgement is still pending execution in Switzerland.

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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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