EU to rule on challenge to bank account freezing

The European Court will rule on Wednesday on whether the Irish government was entitled to freeze the Dublin bank accounts of a Muslim accused of supporting Osama bin Laden.

8th July, 2006

The European Court will rule on Wednesday on whether the Irish government was entitled to freeze the Dublin bank accounts of a Muslim accused of supporting Osama bin Laden.

Chafiq Ayadi, 43, a Tunisian who has been living in Ireland for nine years, claimed that his human rights were infringed when his Irish bank accounts were suspended four years ago.

In August 2002, Ayadi asked the European Court of First Instance to annul Article 2 of...

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