Abdulbasit Abdulrahim has been removed from OFAC’s SDN List, where he had been listed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist. Mr Abdulrahim was listed by the UN in 2008 for alleged connections with Al-Qaida, and the EU subsequently implemented that listing under its own sanctions. The UN de-listed him in 2010 and the EU followed suit in 2011. In January 2015, the General Court of the EU annulled his historic listing on the basis that the reasons given by the UN Sanctions Committee were insufficient to justify the listing, and that there was no evidence that Mr Abdulrahim was associated with either the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group or Al-Qaida when he was listed in 2008 (see previous blog).
Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...See profile for Michael O'Kane >