Kosovo Authorities Charge Iranian NGO Leader With ‘Financing Terrorism’

Authorities in Kosovo said on July 25 that they have charged an Iranian man with “financing terrorism and money laundering” through a nongovernmental group he operates called the Qur’an Foundation of Kosova.

The allegations against Hasan Azari Bejandi include charges that he laundered nearly $1 million in undeclared cash between 2014 and 2015.

Bejandi also oversees the activities of four other Shi’ite religious organizations suspected of having links to Tehran.