URGENT ALERT: UK – IHRC requests that any organisations and/or individuals having problems with their bank accounts to come forward

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In light of the recent closure of bank accounts belonging to well known Muslim organisations, IHRC urges any organisations and/or individuals to come forward if they are experiencing problems with their accounts.

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Islamic Human Rights Commission
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23 December 2008

Urgent Alert: UK – IHRC requests that any organisations and/or individuals having problems with their bank accounts to come forward

The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) is very concerned about the closing down of bank accounts belonging to Muslim organisations, in particular aid and human rights organisations and individuals associated with such organizations.

Barclay's decision to terminate all dealings with the Ummah Welfare Trust and serve it a 30 day notice period alongside the recent decision by Lloyds TSB to serve notice to the Islamic Bank of Britain to cease all dealings with the UK registered charity Interpal have proved a cause for concern.

In light of these recent account closures, IHRC would like to assess the severity of the situation and thus urges any organisations or individuals whose accounts have been closed by British banks to come forward and contact the IHRC.

The IHRC operates in a confidential manner and will keep private, unless given permission, all information that may be provided.

Please contact the office on 020 8904 4222 or email aaron@ihrc.org


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