Australia imposes financial sanctions on Egypt-based militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis

February 25, 2015 4:00 AM

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CANBERRA, Australia – Australia on Wednesday imposed financial sanctions on the Egypt-based militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement that the sanctions accorded with a United Nations Security Council resolution on preventing and suppressing terrorist acts. Breaching the sanctions carries a potential maximum 10 years in prison.

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