Brown freezes Bigley terror group assets

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The assets of the terrorist group behind the kidnap and murder of British Iraq hostage Ken Bigley have been frozen, Chancellor Gordon Brown announced today.

The assets of the terrorist group behind the kidnap and murder of British Iraq hostage Ken Bigley have been frozen, Chancellor Gordon Brown announced today.

Mr Brown told the Commons he had "today instructed the Bank of England to freeze with immediate effect the assets of JTJ, the terrorist group which publicly admitted involvement in the murders of Kenneth Bigley and five other hostages and has perpetrated a range of terrorist acts across Iraq."

He said the decision had come out of meetings of the World Bank and the IMF.

"Following our discussions we are working with international partners to deny JTJ access to funds across the world.

"We must do all in our power to ensure there is no hiding place for terrorists and no hiding place for those who finance terrorism."

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