EU unfreeze assets of former terrorist suspects
The six Dutch have been acquitted of being members of the Hofstad Group and are free to open up bank accounts.1 May 2008
THE NETHERLANDS - Six Dutchmen acquitted of being members of the Hofstad Group, a suspected terrorist movement, are once again free to open bank accounts all over Europe and withdraw money from cashpoints. They can also take out insurance and invest in stocks and shares.
The six former suspects had their assets frozen by the European Union in 2006.
The EU foreign ministers have now decided that the measure is no longer necessary.
They have also taken the six former suspects off the EU-list of alleged terrorists. Convicted members of the Hofstad Group such as Mohammed B., who murdered film maker Theo van Gogh, remain on the list.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]