US sanctions on 3 Asians for recruitment[/rtl]
[rtl]Release Date: 2018/8/25 8:55 • 36 times read[/rtl]
The US Treasury Department has announced that it has included three Asian men on its black list for participating in a propaganda video broadcast by a sympathetic organization in 2016 to execute a hostage.
The ministry said that they included Malaysian Mohamed Rafieuddin, Indonesian Mohamed Karim Yusef Fayez and Filipina Mohammad Reza Lahman Keram because of their participation in June 2016 in a video filmed by a terrorist calling for his execution in Syria against a prisoner.
Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Sigal Mandler said the video was part of a "propaganda campaign to attract extremists to join terrorist groups in Southeast Asia."
Mohammad Rafie al-Din, 52, was jailed between 2003 and 2006 for links to terrorist gangs, the ministry said.
Mohammed Karim Yusef Fayez, 49, spent nine years behind bars in the Philippines for illegal possession of weapons and explosives, but as soon as he was released from prison in 2014, he went to Syria where he joined a sympathetic organization.
As for Mohammad Reza Lahman Keram, 28, the ministry said he was responsible for blowing up a bus in 2012 in Zamboanga in the Philippines and was still in early 2017 fighting in the ranks of Dahesh in Syria.