Bank accounts of terrorism-linked individuals blocked

Bank accounts of individuals linked with terrorist cases can be legally blocked, according to a decision taken on Thursday by Greece's money-laundering watchdog.

    Invoking provisions of Law 3691/08 against money laundering and the financing of terrorism, as amended in March 2011, the independent authority ordered the immediate freezing of deposits traced to accounts of individuals implicated in terrorism cases and investigations.

    The list of accounts includes those belonging to convicted members of the once-elusive '17 November' ultra-leftist terrorist gang, a few of which -- lesser members -- have been released from prison.

    According to attorneys representing the above individuals, the sum of 300 euros from an unemployment benefit received by one of the released convicts has already been blocked, and another 300 euros has been blocked in the account of another released convict, which had been transferred from his father.

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