US ISIL & Hizballah designations

jakarta-indonesia-1The US State Department has designated Alexanda Kotey, a British national, and Indonesian group Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) as Specially Designated Global Terrorists.  Kotey is said to be one of 4 members of a British ISIL cell known as “The Beatles”, which was once headed by SDGT Mohamed Emwazi (Jihadi John).  The cell is said to be responsible for capturing and executing 24 hostages, including American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and Mr Kotey is also said to have recruited several UK nationals to join ISIL.  JAD, based in Indonesia, is composed of Indonesian extremist groups that have pledged allegiance to ISIL.  In January 2016, 4 people were killed and 25 wounded in Jakarta in an attack attributed to JAD.

In addition, the US Treasury has designated as SDGTs 2 Indonesians and 2 Austrialians for acting on behalf of ISIL, as well as 2 supporters of Hizballah. The details of the listings are here and here.

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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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