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April 22, 2015: SECO updates Liberia, terrorism sanctions

On April 22nd, Swiss regulators updated their sanctions listings for their Liberia and Al-Qaida/Taliban/bin Laden (i.e. terrorism) sanctions programs. First, the following person was removed from the Liberia sanctions program

SSID: 120-8185 Name: Aleksic Jovan

DOB: a) 6 Dec 1950 b) 26 Jun 1950 POB: Jagodina, Republic of Serbia Identificationdocument: Passport No. N007202697, Republic of Serbia, Date of issue: 2 Apr 2009Justification: Employee of the Serbian company Aviogenex that was involved in making thenecessary arrangement to fly more than 200 tons of weapons to Liberia. He accompaniedTezic and Dragas on their trips to Liberia. Modifications: Amended on 19 Apr 2013, 15 Nov2013, de-listed on 22 Apr 2015

Secondly, the following 4 persons were added to the terrorism sanctions program:

SSID: 10-31087 Foreign identifier: TAi.173 Name: Abdul Basir Noorzai

Title: Haji DOB: a) 1965 b) 1960 c) 1963 POB: Baluchistan Province, Pakistan Goodquality a.k.a.: a) Haji Abdul Basir b) Haji ‘Abd Al-Basir c) Haji Basir Noorzai d) AbdulBaseer e) Abdul Basir Address: Chaman, Baluchistan Province, Pakistan Nationality:Afghanistan Identification document: a) Passport No. AA3829182, Pakistan b) ID card No.5420124679187, Pakistan (Pakistani national identification number)

Justification: Abdul Basir Noorzai was listed on 27 Mar 2015 pursuant to paragraph 2 ofresolution 2160 (2014) for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing orperpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or insupport of” and “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” those designated and otherindividuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with the Taliban in constituting athreat to the peace, stability and security of Afghanistan. Relation: Owner of Haji Basir andZarjmil Company Hawala (TAe.014, SSID 10-31108) Other information: a) Haji Abdul Basir(Basir) owns and operates the Haji Basir and Zarjmil Company Hawala (TAe.014). Basir hadauthority to distribute money to the Taliban, and over the last several years, Basir distributedthousands of dollars through his hawala to Taliban members in the region. Basir has fundedTaliban activities through his hawala, transferred money to Taliban elders and facilitated thetravel of Taliban informants. b) As of 2012, Basir was considered to be the principal moneyexchanger for Taliban senior leadership. Also in 2010, Basir solicited donations for theTaliban from Pakistani and Afghan expatriates living in Japan, the United Arab Emirates andSingapore. Modifications: Listed on 22 Apr 2015

SSID: 10-31141 Foreign identifier: QDi.352 Name: Maulana Fazlullah

DOB: 1974 POB: Kuza Bandai Village, Swat Valley, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province,Pakistan Good quality a.k.a.: a) Mullah Fazlullah b) Fazal Hayat Low quality a.k.a.: MullahRadio Address: Afghanistan/Pakistan boarder region Justification: Maulana Fazlullah was listed on 7 Apr 2015 pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 4of resolution 2161 (2014) as being associated with Al-Qaida for “participating in thefinancing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts or activities by, inconjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of” and “otherwise supportingacts or activities of” Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) (QDe.132). Relation: Leader of Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) (QE.T.132.11., SSID 10-17777) Other information: MaulanaFazlullah was elected as the new commander of Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) (QDe.132)on 7 Nov 2013 following the death of former TTP leader Hakimullah Mehsud (deceased).Under the leadership of Fazlullah, TTP claimed responsibility for the 16 Dec 2014 attack ona school in Peshawar, Pakistan that resulted in the deaths of at least 132 children, tenteachers, and three soldiers. Prior to becoming TTP’s leader, Fazlullah claimed he wasbehind the killing of high-ranking Pakistani Army officer Major General Sanaullah Niazi inSep of 2013 as well as for ordering the shooting of schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai in 2012. Heis responsible for the beheading of 17 Pakistani soldiers after an attack in Jun 2012 and alsoordered the targeted killings of elders who led peace committees against the Taliban. From2007 to 2009, Fazlullah led the local TTP in Pakistan’s northwest valley of Swat.Modifications: Listed on 22 Apr 2015

SSID: 10-31155 Foreign identifier: QDi.353 Name: Ali ben Taher ben Faleh Ouni HarziDOB: 9 Mar 1986 POB: Ariana, Tunisia Low quality a.k.a.: Abou Zoubair Address: a) 18Mediterranean Street, Ariana, Tunisia b) Syrian Arab Republic (located in as at Mar 2015) c)Iraq (possible alternative location as at Mar 2015) d) Libya (previously located in)Nationality: Tunisia Identification document: a) Passport No. W342058, Tunisia, Date ofissue: 14 Mar 2011, Expiry date: 13 Mar 2016 b) ID card No. 08705184, Tunisia, Date ofissue: 24 Feb 2011

Justification: Ali ben Taher ben Faleh Ouni Harzi was listed on 10 Apr 2015 pursuant toparagraphs 2 and 4 of resolution 2161 (2014) as being associated with Al-Qaida for”participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts oractivities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of” and”recruiting for” Ansar al-Shari’a in Tunisia (QDe.143), Ansar al Charia Benghazi (QDe.146)and Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QDe.137). Relation: a) Member of Ansaral-Shari'a in Tunisia (AAS-T) (QE.A.143.14., SSID 10-29152) b) Brother of Tarak ben Taherben Faleh Ouni Harzi (QDi.354, SSID 10-31178) Other information: a) In 2005, Ali benTaher ben Faleh Ouni Harzi was detained for belonging to a terrorist cell and sentenced to30 months imprisonment for planning terrorist acts in Tunisia. b) Ali ben Taher ben FalehOuni Harzi joined Ansar al-Shari’a in Tunisia (QDe.143) in 2011. Ali ben Taher ben FalehOuni Harzi is active in the field of recruitment and transferring of foreign fighters and alsosmuggling weapons and explosives in Tunisia. c) Ali ben Taher ben Faleh Ouni Harzi wasalleged to be involved in the attack against the Consulate of the United States in Benghazi,Libya, on 11 Sep 2012. While attempting to enter Syria, Ali ben Taher ben Faleh Ouni Harziwas detained and deported back to Tunisia by Turkish authorities on 11 Oct 2012. Ali benTaher ben Faleh Ouni Harzi was located in a training camp in Libya affiliated with Ansar al-Shari’a in Tunisia, and is subject to an arrest warrant issued by Tunisian security authorities.d) Physical description: eye colour: brown; height: 171cm. Photo available for inclusion inthe INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice. Previous occupation: trading agent.Arrest warrant issued by the Tunisian National Guard (as at Mar 2015). Father’s name isTaher Ouni Harzi, mother’s name is Borkana Bedairia. Modifications: Listed on 22 Apr2015

SSID: 10-31178 Foreign identifier: QDi.354 Name: Tarak ben Taher ben Faleh Ouni HarziDOB: 3 May 1982 POB: Tunis, Tunisia Low quality a.k.a.: Abou Omar Al Tounisi Address:a) 18 Mediterranean Street, Ariana, Tunisia b) Syrian Arab Republic (located in as at Mar2015) c) Iraq (possible alternative location as at Mar 2015) d) Libya (previously located in)Identification document: a) Passport No. Z050399, Tunisia, Date of issue: 9 Dec 2003,Expiry date: 8 Dec 2008 b) ID card No. 04711809, Tunisia, Date of issue: 13 Nov 2003Justification: Tarak ben Taher ben Faleh Ouni Harzi was listed on 10 Apr 2015 pursuant toparagraphs 2 and 4 of resolution 2161 (2014) as being associated with Al-Qaida for”participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts oractivities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of” and”recruiting for Ansar al-Shari’a in Tunisia (AAS-T) (QDe.143) and Islamic State in Iraq andthe Levant, listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115). Relation: a) Member of Al-Qaida in Iraq(QE.J.115.04., SSID 10-17311) b) Brother of Ali ben Taher ben Faleh Ouni Harzi (QDi.353,SSID 10-31155) Other information: a) Tarak ben Taher ben Faleh Ouni Harzi has been adangerous and active terrorist element within Al-Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115) since 2004 beforebeing arrested in 2006 and imprisoned in Abu Ghraib prison. He managed to escape in 2013following the attack by Al-Qaida in Iraq. Tarak Harzi is located in Syria where he is active inthe facilitation and the hosting of Ansar al-Shari’a in Tunisia (AAS-T) (QDe.143) members inthis country, in coordination with his brother Ali ben Taher ben Faleh Ouni Harzi (QDi.353) (anotorious AAS-T member). b) On 30 Oct 2007, Tarak Harzi was sentenced in absentia to 24years imprisonment for terrorist activities by the Appeals Court of Tunis. c) Physicaldescription: eye colour: brown; height: 172cm. Photo available for inclusion in theINTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice. Previous occupation: worker. Father’s nameis Taher Ouni Harzi, mother’s name is Borkana Bedairia. Modifications: Listed on 22 Apr2015

and one entity:

SSID: 10-31108 Foreign identifier: TAe.014 Name: Haji Basir and Zarjmil CompanyHawala

Good quality a.k.a.: a) Haji Bashir and Zarjmil Hawala Company b) Haji Abdul Basir andZar Jameel Hawala c) Haji Basir Hawala d) Haji Baseer Hawala e) Haji Abdul BasirExchange Shop f) Haji Basir and Zarjamil Currency Exchange g) Haji Zar Jamil, Haji AbdulBaseer Money Changer Address: a) Sanatan Bazaar (variant: Sanatin Bazaar), SanatanBazaar Street, near Trench Road (variant: Tranch Road), Chaman, Baluchistan Province,Pakistan (Branch Office 1) b) Quetta, Pakistan (Branch Office 2) c) Lahore, Pakistan(Branch Office 3) d) Peshawar, Pakistan (Branch Office 4) e) Karachi, Pakistan (BranchOffice 5) f) Islamabad, Pakistan (Branch Office 6) g) Kandahar Province, Afghanistan(Branch Office 7) h) Herat Province, Afghanistan (Branch Office 8) i) Helmand Province,Afghanistan (Branch Office 9) j) Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Branch Office 10) k) Iran(Branch Office 11)

Justification: The Haji Basir and Zarjmil Company Hawala was listed on 27 Mar 2015pursuant to paragraph 2 of resolution 2160 (2014) for “participating in the financing,planning, facilitating, preparing or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with,under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of” and “otherwise supporting acts or activitiesof” those designated and other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated withthe Taliban in constituting a threat to the peace, stability and security of Afghanistan.Relation: Owned by Abdul Basir Noorzai (TAi.173, SSID 10-31087) Other information: a) The Haji Basir and Zarjmil Company Hawala (Basir Zarjmil Hawala) in Chaman, BaluchistanProvince, Pakistan, is owned by Abdul Basir Noorzai (TAi.173). It distributes money toTaliban members in the region. Taliban senior leaders in the region have preferred totransfer money to Taliban commanders through the Basir Zarjmil Hawala and the HajiKhairullah Haji Sattar Money Exchange (TAe.010). b) In 2013, the Basir Zarjmil Hawaladistributed thousands of dollars to Taliban commanders in the region, facilitating thefinancing of Taliban operations. In 2012, the Basir Zarjmil Hawala conducted thousands ofdollars in transactions related to weapons and other operational expenses for the Taliban.Modifications: Listed on 22 Apr 2015

and one individual was delisted:

SSID: 10-14236 Foreign identifier: QI.A.254.08. Name: Abd Al-Rahman Muhammad Jaffar‘Ali

DOB: 15 Jan 1968 POB: Muharraq, Bahrain Good quality a.k.a.: a) Abd al-RahmanMuhammad Jaffir b) Abd al-Rahman Muhammad Jafir ‘Ali c) Abd al-Rahman Jaffir Ali d)Abdul Rahman Mohamed Jaffer Ali e) Abdulrahman Mohammad Jaffar Low quality a.k.a.:a) ‘Ali Al-Khal b) Abu Muhammad Al-Khal Nationality: Bahrain

Relation: Bahrain based financier and facilitator for Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01., SSID 10-17297)Other information: Bahrain-based financier and facilitator for Al-Qaida (listed underpermanent reference number QE.A.4.01). In Jan. 2008, convicted by the Bahraini HighCriminal Court for financing terrorism, undergoing terrorist training, facilitating the travel ofothers to receive terrorist training abroad, and for membership in a terrorist organization.Released after Court verdict and completion of his sentence. Located in Bahrain (as of May2008). Modifications: De-listed on 22 Apr 2015

As you may recognize, a lot of these follow the United Nations changes – if you read Mr. Watchlist frequently, those names have popped up under other authorities' changes.

The Watchlists page has been updated.

Links:

FINMA Notices: Liberia, Bin Laden/Al-Qaida/Taliban (Terrorism)

Data files of updates – Liberia: PDF, XML, Terrorism: PDF, XML

 

 

Categories: Al-Qaida & ISIL (Da'esh) Sanctions Liberia Sanctions Sanctions Lists SECO Updates Taliban Sanctions Terrorism

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