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Belgian suspected of financing terrorism

1 June 2005

BRUSSELS – A 37-year-old woman born in Belgium has had her assets seized on suspicion of financing terrorism.

The Albanian government announced on Tuesday it had acted against Patricia Rosa Vinck, as well as against a Lebanese man and four organisations which described themselves as charities.

“The Albanian authorities in mid-March ordered the seizure of the assets and investments made in the name of these foundations or in the name of a third party,” said finance ministry spokesman Alban Beqja.

He said the charities were Taibah International, Revival of Islamic Heritage Society, Al Haramania and Global Relief Foundation.

“Coming to Albania in the 1990s, these foundations have hidden behind charity work to finance suspect activities or to make investments to launder their funds.”

[Copyright Expatica 2005]

Subject: Belgian news