US freezes more than $9 billion in Afghan central bank reserves

It has been reported that the US has frozen nearly $9.5 billion in Afghan central bank reserves held by the Federal Reserve and other US banks, blocking a Taliban-led government’s access to the assets. The decision is said to have been made by US Treasury Secretary and OFAC officials in compliance with US sanctions on the Taliban.

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Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human...

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