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05DUBLIN1307
2005-10-24 13:54:00
SECRET
Embassy Dublin
Cable title:  

TERRORIST FINANCIER APPEALS AN ORDER FREEZING HIS

Tags:   PTER  KTFN  ASEC  KHLS  PINR  EI 
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P 241354Z OCT 05
FM AMEMBASSY DUBLIN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 6030
INFO RUCNMEM/EU MEMBER STATES PRIORITY
RUEHVJ/AMEMBASSY SARAJEVO PRIORITY 0003
RUEHTU/AMEMBASSY TUNIS PRIORITY 0040
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHDC PRIORITY
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						S E C R E T DUBLIN 001307 

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/27/2014
TAGS: PTER KTFN ASEC KHLS PINR EI
SUBJECT: TERRORIST FINANCIER APPEALS AN ORDER FREEZING HIS
FINANCIAL ASSETS

Classified By: POL/ECON CHIEF MARY DALY, FOR REASONS
1.4 (B), (D)

S E C R E T DUBLIN 001307

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/27/2014
TAGS: PTER KTFN ASEC KHLS PINR EI
SUBJECT: TERRORIST FINANCIER APPEALS AN ORDER FREEZING HIS
FINANCIAL ASSETS

Classified By: POL/ECON CHIEF MARY DALY, FOR REASONS
1.4 (B), (D)


1. (U) On October 24, the Irish Times (newspaper of record)
reported that Bin Muhammad Ayadi Chafiq will make an appeal
on October 25 to the European Court of Justice for the
release of his bank accounts. According to the report, Ayadi
Chafiq, a Bosnian national born in Tunis, is named on a
European Commission list of Al-Qaeda financiers. His appeal
charges EU authorities with acting illegally and infringing
his human rights by freezing his financial assets.


2. (U) According to the report, Ayadi Chafiq is one of 17
individuals who have had their assets frozen within the EU,
and the only person on the list living in Ireland who is
linked directly with Osama Bin Laden. The article added that
Ayadi Chafiq lost an earlier appeal in August 2002 at the
European Court of First Instance. The current appeal charges
that the EU regulation enforcing the freezing of bank
accounts infringes on fundamental principles of EU law and
that it should be up to individual member states to set the
rules regarding assets freezing rather than the EU.


3. (S) According to SIMO colleagues, Ayadi Chafiq is a known
extremist operating in Ireland.
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