Belgium freezes assets of 15 people linked to terrorism

Belgium has frozen the assets of 15 people allegedly linked to terrorism, including a Belgian man identified as being a possible organizer of the deadly attacks on Paris and Brussels, Fox News reports.

Justice Minister Koen Geens told lawmakers Thursday that “we are going to systematically extend this list in the months and years to come.”

A royal decree announcing the freeze says the 15, including accused organizer Oussama Atar, are “suspected of committing or attempting to commit terrorist acts; to aid or participate in them.”

The decision, which took effect Wednesday, also imposes a ban on directly or indirectly providing funds or economic resources to them.

Justice and security officials confirmed Tuesday that Atar’s name appears in the investigation into the attacks, which killed a total of 162 people.

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