Canadian citizen no longer subject to sanctions against AlQaida Security Council panel

The Security Council committee set up to monitor sanctions imposed on the Taliban has removed the name of a Canadian citizen from the list of those subject to measures against the Al-Qaida terrorist organization.The panel said on Wednesday that its decision to take Liban Hussein off the list “is based on information provided by a Member State.”In making its announcement, the committee also recalled “the obligation of all States to comply with the mandatory measures adopted by the Security Council in the fight against terrorism” and pledged to continue updating the list on the basis of new information.The list includes over 150 people subject to Council resolution 1267 (1999), which was adopted in response to the indictment of Usama bin Laden for the 1998 terrorist bombings of United States embassies in Nairobi and Dar-es-Salaam. Under that text, all States are required to freeze financial resources, including funds derived or generated by any undertaking owned or controlled by the Taliban, and to ensure that they are not used by the group.In a second section, where Liban Hussein had previously been included, the list provides the names of individuals and groups subject to Council resolution 1333 (2000), which obliges all countries to freeze funds and other financial assets of Usama bin Laden and his associates in the Al-Qaida organization.

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