On 14 October 2014, the UK’s HM Treasury lifted financial sanctions on Moazzam Begg, a UK national and former detainee at Guantanamo Bay. The restrictive measures were imposed against him under the Terrorist Asset-Freezing Act etc. 2010 and consisted of an asset freezing order.
Moazzam Begg was until recently in detention in the UK, awaiting trial in respect of various terrorism charges. However, the UK’s Crown Prosecution Service withdrew charges shortly before the trial was due to start and the case against him was discontinued.