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UN Blacklists LeT Deputy Chief Abdul Rehman Makki As 'Global terrorist'

The UN Security Council’s Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee added Makki Monday to its list of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze, travel ban, and arms embargo.

Former LeT chief Abdul Rehman Makki
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Pakistan-based deputy chief of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba Abdul Rehman Makki has been blacklisted as a global terrorist by the United Nations.

The UN Security Council’s Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee added Makki Monday to its list of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze, travel ban, and arms embargo.

In June last year, China had put a hold, at the last moment, on a joint proposal by India and the US to list Makki under the 1267 Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council.

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The United Nations statement

Who is Abdul Rehman Makki?

Makki is a US-designated terrorist and brother-in-law of Lashkar-e-Taiba head and 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed.

It has been reported that Makki has been involved in raising funds, recruiting and radicalizing the youth to plan attacks in India, especially in Jammu and Kashmir.  

He has already been listed as a terrorist by India and the United States.

Makki is the brother-in-law of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief and 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed and has been in various leadership roles within the terrorist organisation.

In 2020, a Pakistani anti-terrorism court convicted Makki on one count of terrorism financing and sentenced him to prison, according to the US State Department.

(With PTI Inputrs)

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