141 individuals linked to terrorism have their funds frozen

Over 141 individuals and legal entities are currently on the national list of persons, organisations and entities associated with terrorist crimes drawn up by the National Counter-Terrorism Commission (CNLCT)

This information was revealed by Thafer ben Hamida, director of the unit in charge of implementing UN resolutions on preventing the financing of terrorism within the Commission.

In a statement to TAP on the sidelines of a training session organised by the CNLCT for executives from the Sousse customs directorate, Ben Hamida said that the number of people on the blacklist had been reduced following the removal of 13 people on the grounds of "death".

In terms of financial impact, the same official revealed that the implementation of the commission's decisions had resulted in the freezing of assets totalling 650,000 dinars.

With regard to the interest and objectives of the training courses launched by the National Counter-Terrorism Commission on the system for freezing the funds, economic resources and assets of persons and organisations linked to terrorism, Ben Hamida explained that these courses are designed to raise awareness and provide an introduction to a highly technical subject.

It is a joint effort with the Tunisian Financial Analysis Commission. Target audience: financial and non-financial institutions, as well as all structures involved in the implementation of UN decisions as cited in the 2015 anti-terrorism law, as amended in 2019.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse