US designates 9 ISIS-affiliated groups and leaders

US Department of State.jpgThe US Department of State has designated 3 ISIS-affiliated groups as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs), pursuant to section 1(b) of Executive Order (EO) 13224, and as Foreign Terrorist Organisations (FTOs), pursuant to section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The groups are ISIS-West Africa, ISIS-Philippines, and ISIS-Bangladesh.

The State Department has also designated 4 other ISIS-affiliated groups and 2 ISIS-affiliated leaders as SDGTs, pursuant to section 1(b) of EO 13224. The groups are ISIS-Somalia, Jund al-Khilafah-Tunisia, ISIS-Egypt, and the Maute Group, and the individuals are Mahad Moalim and Abu Musab al-Barnawi.

As a result, asset freezes and travel restrictions have been imposed. Links to OFAC Notice, State Department Press Release, updated list of Designated ISIS Branches and Individuals, and Terrorism Designations FAQs.

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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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