HM Treasury in the United Kingdom has lifted financial sanctions on the former Guantánamo inmate Moazzam Begg, two weeks after Mr Begg was released from Belmarsh prison after the case against him was discontinued.

Moazzem Begg was arrested in February 2014 on suspicion of committing terrorism offences linked to Syria and became subject to an asset freezing order under the UK Terrorist Asset-Freezing Act 2010. On 14 October 2014, HM Treasury published a notice revoking Mr Begg’s designation with immediate effect and instructed all bodies to “remove all restrictions imposed by the asset freeze for accounts or other funds associated with [Begg]”.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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