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September 26, 2014: DFAT, UN add one more to Somalia/Eritrea sanctions

On Friday, Australia followed the lead of the United Nations, adding the following person to its Consolidated List:

(15) Ahmed Diriye

AKA: Sheikh Ahmed Umar Abu Ubaidah

AKA: Sheikh Omar Abu Ubaidaha

AKA: Sheikh Ahmed Umar

AKA: Sheikh Mahad Omar Abdikarim

AKA: Abu Ubaidah

AKA: Abu Diriye

DOB: circa 1972

POB: Somalia

Location: Somalia


with the following explanatory narrative:

Ahmed Diriye was appointed as the new emir of Al-Shabaab following the death of the previous leader Ahmed Abdi aw-Mohamed, an individual listed by the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009). This was publicly announced in a statement by Al-Shabaab’s spokesperson, Sheikh Ali Dheere, released on 6 September 2014. Diriye has been a senior member of Al-Shabaab and as the emir he exercises command responsibility for Al-Shabaab’s operations. He will be directly responsible for Al-Shabaab’s activities which continue to threaten the peace, security and stability of Somalia. Diriye has since adopted the Arabic name Sheikh Ahmed Umar Abu Ubaidah.


UN Notice


Categories: DFAT Updates Eritrea Sanctions Sanctions Lists Somalia Sanctions UN Updates


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