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Six More Terrorist Groups Banned

Two terrorist groups responsible for the killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl in Pakistan are among six banned today under Australia’s counter-terrorism laws. Attorney-General Daryl Williams said the listing of the terrorist groups would deter Australians from becoming involved in their activities. The groups banned were Asbat al-Ansar, Egyptian Islamic Jihad, the Islamic Army of Aden, Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, Jaish-i-Mohammed and Lashkar i Jhangvi. The banning of the six groups makes it illegal for Australians to belong to, direct, recruit for, train with or provide training for, and receive funds from or make funds available to the terrorist organisation, in Australia or overseas. The offences carry a maximum penalty of 25 years jail. The groups were banned in Australia following their listing as terrorist organisations by the United Nations Security Council and recommendations by the Attorney-General’s department and ASIO. Full Story

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