November 8, 2016: SECO makes changes to Syria sanctions listings

On Tuesday, Swiss officials added the following persons to their sanctions on Syria:

 

SSID: 200-35165 Name: Salameh Adib
Title: Major General Good quality a.k.a.: a) Salamah (Salama, Salame) b) Mohammed c) Nimr
Justification: a) Member of the Syrian security and intelligence services in post after May 2011; Deputy Director of Air Force Intelligence Directorate in Damascus; previously Head of Air Force Intelligence in Aleppo. b) Member of the Syrian Armed Forces of the rank of ‘colonel’ and the equivalent or higher in post after May 2011; holds the rank of Major General. c) Responsible for the violent repression against the civilian population in Syria, through the planning of and involvement in military assaults in Aleppo and authority over the arrest and detention of civilians. Other information: Position: Deputy Director of Air Force Intelligence Directorate in Damascus Modifications: Listed on 8 Nov 2016

SSID: 200-35175 Name: Hilweh Adnan Aboud
Title: Brigadier General Good quality a.k.a.: a) Helweh b) Adnan Aboud
Justification: a) Holds the rank of Brigadier General of 155 Brigade and 157 Brigade in the Syrian Army in post after May 2011. b) As the Brigadier General of 155 and 157 Brigade, he is responsible for the violent repression against the civilian population in Syria, including through his responsibility for the deployment and use of missile and chemical weapons in civilian areas in 2013 and involvement in the large scale detentions. Modifications: Listed on 8 Nov 2016

SSID: 200-35183 Name: Mawas Jawdat Salbi
Title: Major General Good quality a.k.a.: a) Mawwas (Mawwaz) b) Salibi
Justification: a) Holds the rank of Major General, a senior officer in the Syrian Artillery and Missile Directorate of the Syrian Armed Forces, in post after May 2011. b) As a senior ranking officer of the Syrian Artillery and Missile Directorate, he is responsible for violent repression against the civilian population, including the use of missiles and chemical weapons by Brigades under his command in highly populated civilian areas in 2013 in Ghouta. Modifications: Listed on 8 Nov 2016

SSID: 200-35191 Name: Khalil Tahir Hamid

Title: Major General Good quality a.k.a.: a) Khali b) Khalil Tahir Hamid
Justification: a) Holds the ranks of Major General, Head of the Syrian Artillery and Missiles Directorate of the Syrian Armed Forces, in post after May 2011. b) As a senior ranking officer of the Syrian Artillery and Missile Directorate, he is responsible for the violent repression of the civilian population, including the deployment of missiles and chemical weapons by Brigades under his command in highly populated civilian areas in Ghouta in 2013. Modifications: Listed on 8 Nov 2016

SSID: 200-35199 Name: Hilal Hilal
DOB: 1966 Good quality a.k.a.: al-Hilal
Justification: Member of the regime affiliated militias known as ‘Kataeb al-Baath’ (The Baath Party militia). Supports the regime through his role in the recruitment and organisation of the Baath Party militia. Modifications: Listed on 8 Nov 2016

SSID: 200-35205 Name: Al-Sharif Ammar
Good quality a.k.a.: a) Al-Charif (Sharif, Charif, al Shareef, Sherif) b) Amar c) Medhat Justification: Leading Syrian businessman operating in Syria, active in the banking, insurance, and hospitality sectors. Founding partner of Byblos Bank Syria, major shareholder in Unlimited Hospitality Ltd, and board member of the Solidarity Alliance Insurance Company and the Al-Aqueelah Takaful Insurance Company. Modifications: Listed on 8 Nov 2016

SSID: 200-35212 Name: al-Sabban Bishr
Good quality a.k.a.: a) Mohammed b) Mazin
Justification: Governor of Damascus, who is appointed by, and associated with, Bashar al- Assad. Supports the regime and is responsible for the violent repression against the civilian population in Syria, including engaging in discriminatory practices against Sunni communities within the capital. Relation: Associated with and appointed by Bashar Al-Assad (SSID 200-11614) Modifications: Listed on 8 Nov 2016

SSID: 200-35219 Name: Abdul-Qader Ahmad Sheik
Good quality a.k.a.: a) Abdul Qadir (Abdulquader) b) Sheikh (al-Sheik)
Justification: Governor of Quneitra, associated with and appointed by Bashar al-Assad. Previously Governor of Latakia. Supports and benefits from the regime, including by public support for the Syrian Armed Forces and pro-regime militia. Relation: Associated with and appointed by Bashar Al-Assad (SSID 200-11614) Modifications: Listed on 8 Nov 2016

SSID: 200-35226 Name: Khalaf Ghassan Omar
Title: Dr.
Justification: Governor of Hama, who was appointed by, and is associated with, Bashar al- Assad. He also supports and benefits from the regime. Ghassan Omar Khalaf is closely associated with members of a regime-affiliated militia in Hama known as the Hama Brigade. Relation: Associated with and appointed by Bashar Al-Assad (SSID 200-11614) Modifications: Listed on 8 Nov 2016

SSID: 200-35231 Name: al-Sayyed Khayr al-Din
Good quality a.k.a.: a) as-Sayyed (Asayed) b) Khair (Kheredden, Khairuddin, Khaireddin, Kheir Eddin, Kheir Eddib) c) Abdul-Sattar d) Mohamed Justification: Governor of Idlib, associated with and appointed by Bashar al-Assad. Benefits from and supports the regime, including by providing support for Syrian Armed Forces and pro-regime militia. Associated with the regime’s Minister of Awqaf, Dr. Mohammad Abdul- Sattar al-Sayyed, who is his brother. Relation: a) Associated with and appointed by Bashar Al-Assad (SSID 200-11614) b) Brother of Mohammad Abdul-Sattar Al Sayed (SSID 200- 22371) Modifications: Listed on 8 Nov 2016 

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