US designates ‘ISIS chemical weapons expert’ & ‘Uzbek fighting force group’ as global terrorists

Last week, the US Department of State designated a French national, Joe Asperman, and the group Katibat al-Imam al-Bukhari (KIB), as Specially Designated Global Terrorists pursuant to section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224 (asset freezes imposed). OFAC Notice here. Joe Asperman was designated for his role as a “senior chemical weapons expert for ISIS”, as well as overseeing “chemical operations production...

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Michael O'Kane

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,...

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