British citizens who fight for ISIL in Syria may face United Nations (UN) sanctions for the first time. The move comes under UN Resolution 2178 which requires countries to ensure that foreign fighters are held accountable for any crimes which they might commit.
The British Government has requested that a number of citizens are added to the sanctions regime list operated by the UN which could mean that their assets are seized and that they are blocked from travelling.
The UN confirmed today that four of the names put forwards by the British Government have been placed on the list. These are Omar Hussain from High Wycombe, Nasser Muthana from Cardiff, Aqsa Mahmood from Glasgow and Sally-Anne Jones from Chatham in Kent.
Sally-Anne Jones replied on Twitter:
“Just found out from an article that David Cameron has put me on a UN sanctions list as i LOL @ England for giving me a travel ban :)”.