September 15, 2016: SECO changes to terror sanctions

Last Thursday, Swiss authorities amended the details of the following 2 persons: 

 

SSID: 10-31155 Foreign identifier: QDi.353 Name: Ali ben Taher ben Faleh Ouni Harzi DOB: 9 Mar 1986 POB: Ariana, Tunisia Low quality a.k.a.: Abou Zoubair Address: a) 18 Mediterranean 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 of issue: 14 Mar 2011, Expiry date: 13 Mar 2016 b) ID card No. 08705184, Tunisia, Date of issue: 24 Feb 2011

Justification: Ali ben Taher ben Faleh Ouni Harzi was listed on 10 Apr 2015 pursuant to paragraphs 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 or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of” and “recruiting for” Ansar alShari’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 Ansar al-Shari’a in Tunisia (AAS-T) (QE.A.143.14., SSID 10-29152) b) Brother of Tarak ben Taher ben Faleh Ouni Harzi (QDi.354, SSID 10-31178) Other information: a) In 2005, Ali ben Taher ben Faleh Ouni Harzi was detained for belonging to a terrorist cell and sentenced to 30 months imprisonment for planning terrorist acts in Tunisia. b) Ali ben Taher ben Faleh Ouni Harzi joined Ansar al-Shari’a in Tunisia (QDe.143) in 2011. Ali ben Taher ben Faleh Ouni Harzi is active in the field of recruitment and transferring of foreign fighters and also smuggling weapons and explosives in Tunisia. c) Ali ben Taher ben Faleh Ouni Harzi was alleged 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 Harzi was detained and deported back to Tunisia by Turkish authorities on 11 Oct 2012. Ali ben Taher 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 in the 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 is Taher Ouni Harzi, mother’s name is Borkana BedairiaBedairia. Reportedly killed in an airstrike in Mosul, Iraq, in Jun 2015. Modifications: Listed on 22 Apr 2015, amended on 14 Sep 2016

SSID: 10-31178 Foreign identifier: QDi.354 Name: Tarak ben Taher ben Faleh Ouni Harzi DOB: 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 Mar 2015) 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 2003 Justification: Tarak ben Taher ben Faleh Ouni Harzi was listed on 10 Apr 2015 pursuant to paragraphs 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 or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of” and “recruiting for Ansar alShari’a in Tunisia (AAS-T) (QDe.143) and Islamic State in Iraq and the 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 a dangerous and active terrorist element within Al-Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115) since 2004 before being arrested in 2006 and imprisoned in Abu Ghraib prison. He managed to escape in 2013 following the attack by Al-Qaida in Iraq. Tarak Harzi is located in Syria where he is active in the facilitation and the hosting of Ansar al-Shari’a in Tunisia (AAS-T) (QDe.143) members in this country, in coordination with his brother Ali ben Taher ben Faleh Ouni Harzi (QDi.353) (a notorious AAS-T member). b) On 30 Oct 2007, Tarak Harzi was sentenced in absentia to 24 years imprisonment for terrorist activities by the Appeals Court of Tunis. c) Physical description: eye colour: brown; height: 172cm. Photo available for inclusion in the INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice. Previous occupation: worker. Father’s name is Taher Ouni Harzi, mother’s name is Borkana BedairiaBedairia. Reportedly killed in Syria in Jun 2015. Modifications: Listed on 22 Apr 2015, amended on 14 Sep 2016 

listed under their Al-Qaida/Bin Laden/Taliban sanctions program.

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