2009-12-29

Yemen Passes Terror Financing Law

Yemen's Parliament today ratified the Tuesday the International Convention for the Suppression of Financing of Terrorism. Armies of Liberation reports:
After years of delay during which this bill was brought forth and then rejected by Parliament, Yemen passed a counter-terror financing law. The argument against the law was that it would hamper efforts to fund “legitimate resistance” movements like Hamas and other charitable giving. Also recall in 2005, when the UN circulated a list of 144 bank accounts associated with al Qaeda and/or the Taliban, Yemen closed one and took no further action in subsequent years. ...

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