By Maya Lester QC & Michael O’Kane

US designates ‘ISIS in the Greater Sahara’ and its ‘leader’

Yesterday, the US Department of State designated ISIS in the Greater Sahara (ISIS-GS) as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation, pursuant to s 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The Department also designated ISIS-GS and its “leader”, Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, as Specially Designated Global Terrorists, pursuant to section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224 (asset freezes imposed). ISIS-GS is “primarily based in Mali”...

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Michael is Senior Partner at Peters & Peters LLP. He has acted in many of the most high profile and sensitive business crime cases of the last 25 years, at Peters & Peters LLP...

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