Sison, who currently resides in the Netherlands as a political refugee, was placed on the EU terror watch list in October of 2002. The al-Aqsa Foundation, which was placed on the list in June 2003, has been designated by the US as financier of terror [press release]. Last December, the same court annulled a freeze on an Iranian terrorist group [JURIST report] on the grounds that the decision to freeze the groups assets was made without giving the group a fair hearing and was reached without a "sufficient statement of reason." EUobserver has more.
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