Press Releases

HISTORIC PRESS RELEASE : Chancellor orders asset freezing against terror funders [January 2005]

The press release issued by HM Treasury on 26 January 2005.

Chancellor Gordon Brown today instructed the Bank of England, as agent for Her Majesty’s Treasury, to direct financial institutions that any funds which they hold for or on behalf of Sulayman DARWISH must be frozen immediately.

The action has been taken because HM Treasury has reasonable grounds for suspecting that Sulayman DARWISH meets the test under the Al Qa’ida and the Taliban (United Nations Measures) Order 2002 and the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) Order 2001.