Lack of Common Approach Hinders Fight Against Terrorism Financing
April 4, 2004. (RIA Novosti) – Lack of a common approach stipulated
by an international document hinders fight against terrorism financing,
said Boris Mylnikov, head of the CIS Anti-Terrorist Center and
deputy director of the Russian Federal Security Service in an
interview in Moscow.
is a list of organizations unanimously classified as terrorist
by the international community, and there are organizations classified
differently by different states," he explained, when talking
on the problems of fight against terrorism financing.
to the OSCE information, the accounts of terrorist organizations
that have been frozen are very few, he said. "Terrorist organizations
have worked out a number of financial schemes, which are known,
but no judicial measures have been adopted that could allow preventing
the use of these schemes," he pointed out.
freezing such accounts arouse also due to the banking and commercial
secrets. "There are even problems at the domestic, not only
international level, this issues has not been settled so far,"
Mr. Mylnikov added.
terrorism is also hindered by double standards in defining terrorism,
he said, mentioning the problem of Chechnya.
definition of terrorism has not yet been adopted and until it
is, double standards will remain, whether we want them or not,"
Mr. Mylnikov concluded.