Terrorism

Police seek charges against man on America's OFAC terrorist list

  • Mohamed Ameen is the first Maldivian national to be included in the US Department of the Treasury's OFAC terrorist list
  • He is accused of spreading extremist ideologies in Maldives on a large scale and more
  • Ameen was arrested on October 24.

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Ameen was arrested on October 24 - Social Media

Maldives police has forwarded the case of Mohamed Ameen, arrested after being added to the list of terrorists publicised by America's Department of the Treasuries Office of Foreign Affairs Control (OFAC), for prosecution.

The police service announcement this via a statement on Tuesday, noting that he is accused of spreading extremist ideologies in Maldives on a large scale in addition to recruiting and directing terrorist fighters abroad.

Ameen is also accused of providing financial and technological assistance to foreign terrorist organizations and having close ties with their leaders.

He is the first Maldivian national to be included in the US Department of the Treasury's OFAC terrorist list. Sanctions were imposed on him by the OFAC in August this year. According to the US Department of the Treasury, Ameen used to direct terrorist fighters to Syria but that this changed to Afghanistan later.

Ameen was arrested on October 24.

Last updated at: 6 months ago | Reviewed by: Zihnath Hassan

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