Wednesday, 10 February 2010

UK Charity Help For Heroes potentially using donations to fund UK terrorism in Afghanistan

The UK Charity, Help for Heroes, is using donations to fund the return of military personnel to their units and, therefore, potentially to active duty in Afghanistan.

In other words, they're potentially using donations to fund "terrorism" as defined in Section 1 of the Terrorism Act 2000. Avid readers of this blog will recall that The Use of armed force by UK military personnel has been unlawful in UK law since 20th July 2000.

I'm concerned that Help for Heroes may be committing one or more of the financial terrorist offences as specified in Sections 15 to 19 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

I'm contacting Help for Heroes to draw to their attention to the fact that I believe they may be acting unlawfully and contrary to the documentation they have submitted to the Charity Commissioners which specifies their committment to carry out "any lawful charitable purpose". Terrorism is not a lawful purpose, in my view.

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