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Maldives places 17 organizations on 'terror watchlist'

Ahmed Aiham
19 September 2019, MVT 18:12
Maldivian insurgents in Syria. PHOTO: UNKNOWN
Ahmed Aiham
19 September 2019, MVT 18:12

The government, on Thursday, revealed the list of 17 organizations identified as being terrorist movements and/or affiliates, under the 'Terrorism Prevention Act'.

The listed organizations:

Islamic State (IS)

Al-Qaeda

Jabhat al-Nusra

Lashkar-e-Taiba

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)

Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS)

Abu Sayyaf

Boko Haram

Al-Shabaab

Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan

Harakat ul-Jihad-i-Islami (HUJI)

Jaish-e-Mohammed

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

National Thowheeth Jama'ath

Jamathei Millathu Ibrahim

Willayath As Seylani

The listing was finalised by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih per recommendations made by the Parliamentary Committee on National Security.

Individuals found to be affiliated to these organizations face up to 15 years imprisonment.

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