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Channel 4 news, UK:
One man known as 'Q' tells John Sparks how his life was ruined after the government froze his bank account under terror laws.
Your bank accounts are frozen, you need ministerial approval to buy a pair of shoes, and you cannot make any financial transactions - making it virtually impossible to work.
The Treasury can impose this Kafkaesque regime on anyone it suspects of funding terrorism, but without ever bringing charges, or even informing them of the allegations.
Originally posted by BorgHoffen
I wouldn't think this is true.
He could apply to a court to have a reason for the freezing.
And even apply to get out money he needs to live.
Judges can order that stuff.
PART 2 Freezing Orders
4 Power to make order
(1) The Treasury may make a freezing order if the following two conditions are satisfied.
5 Contents of order
(1) A freezing order is an order which prohibits persons from making funds available to or for the benefit of a person or persons specified in the order.
(2) The order must provide that these are the persons who are prohibited—
(a) all persons in the United Kingdom, and
(b) all persons elsewhere who are nationals of the United Kingdom or are bodies incorporated under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or are Scottish partnerships.
(6) Funds are financial assets and economic benefits of any kind.
10 Procedure for making freezing orders.
(1) A power to make a freezing order is exercisable by statutory instrument.
(2) A freezing order— .
(a) must be laid before Parliament after being made;
12 Procedure for revoking orders .A statutory instrument containing an order revoking a freezing order (without re-enacting it) is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.