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Germany bans Hezbollah-linked group that raised about $4.5 million from supporters
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 5:34 AM EDT
German authorities have banned an organization they say has raised millions of dollars for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, which the European Union considers a terrorist organization.
They seized 40 boxes of evidence, including Hezbollah paraphernalia, "many kilograms" of gold coins and two bank accounts containing about 65,000 euros in total.
Haber says the organization has about 80 members in Germany and has raised some 3.3 million euros ($4.5 million) for the Shahid Foundation since 2007. The Lebanon-based organization, whose name means "martyrs' foundation," has well-known links to Hezbollah and provides financial support to the families of slain fighters.