December 12, 2016: SECO adds to Syrian sanctions listings

Last Monday, Swiss authorities added the following persons: 

SSID: 200-35622 Name: Naddaf Atef
DOB: 1956 POB: Damascus Countryside, Syrian Arab Republic
Justification: a) Higher Education Minister. b) Appointed in July 2016. Modifications: Listed on 9 Dec 2016

SSID: 200-35628 Name: Makhlouf Hussein
DOB: 1964 POB: Lattakia, Syrian Arab Republic Good quality a.k.a.: Makhluf Justification: a) Local Administration Minister. b) Appointed in July 2016. c) Cousin of Rami Makhlouf. Relation: Cousin of Rami Makhlouf (SSID 200-11672) Other information: Former Governor of Damascus Governorate. Modifications: Listed on 9 Dec 2016

SSID: 200-35639 Name: Al-Zafir Ali
DOB: 1962 POB: Tartous, Syrian Arab Republic Good quality a.k.a.: al-Dafeer Justification: a) Communications and Technology Minister. b) Appointed in July 2016. Modifications: Listed on 9 Dec 2016

SSID: 200-35647 Name: Ghanem Ali
DOB: 1963 POB: Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
Justification: a) Minister for Petroleum and Mineral Resources. b) Appointed in July 2016. Modifications: Listed on 9 Dec 2016

SSID: 200-35654 Name: Tourjman Mohammed Ramez
DOB: 1966 POB: Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic Good quality a.k.a.: a) Tourjuman b) Mohamed (Muhammad, Mohammad)
Justification: a) Information Minister. b) Appointed in July 2016. Modifications: Listed on 9 Dec 2016

SSID: 200-35663 Name: al-Ahmed Mohammed
DOB: 1961 POB: Lattakia, Syrian Arab Republic Good quality a.k.a.: a) al-Ahmad b) Mohamed (Muhammad, Mohammad)

Justification: a) Culture Minister. b) Appointed in July 2016. Modifications: Listed on 9 Dec 2016

SSID: 200-35672 Name: Hamoud Ali
DOB: 1964 POB: Tartous, Syrian Arab Republic Good quality a.k.a.: Hammoud Justification: a) Transport Minister. b) Appointed in July 2016. Modifications: Listed on 9 Dec 2016

SSID: 200-35680 Name: Kharboutli Mohammed Zuhair
POB: Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic Good quality a.k.a.: Zahir
Justification: a) Electricity Minister. b) Appointed in July 2016. Modifications: Listed on 9 Dec 2016

SSID: 200-35688 Name: Hamdan Maamoun
DOB: 1958 POB: Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
Justification: a) Finance Minister. b) Appointed in July 2016. Modifications: Listed on 9 Dec 2016

SSID: 200-35695 Name: al-Hasan Nabil
DOB: 1963 POB: Aleppo, Syrian Arab Republic Good quality a.k.a.: al-Hassan Justification: a) Minister of Water Resources. b) Appointed in July 2016. Modifications: Listed on 9 Dec 2016

SSID: 200-35703 Name: al-Hamu Ahmad
DOB: 1947 Good quality a.k.a.: al-Hamo
Justification: a) Minister for Industry. b) Appointed in July 2016. Modifications: Listed on 9 Dec 2016

SSID: 200-35710 Name: al-Gharbi Abdullah
DOB: 1962 POB: Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic Good quality a.k.a.: al-Qirbi Justification: a) Minister of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection. b) Appointed in July 2016. Modifications: Listed on 9 Dec 2016

SSID: 200-35718 Name: Abdullah Abdullah
DOB: 1956
Justification: a) State Minister. b) Appointed in July 2016. Modifications: Listed on 9 Dec 2016

SSID: 200-35724 Name: Abdullah Salwa
DOB: 1953 POB: Quneitra, Syrian Arab Republic
Justification: a) State Minister. b) Appointed in July 2016. Modifications: Listed on 9 Dec 2016

SSID: 200-35731 Name: Sa’ad Rafe’a Abu
DOB: 1954 POB: Habran Village, Sweida Province, Syrian Arab Republic Good quality a.k.a.: Saad
Justification: a) State Minister. b) Appointed in July 2016. Modifications: Listed on 9 Dec 2016

SSID: 200-35739 Name: Hosni Wafiqa
DOB: 1952 POB: Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic 

 

Justification: a) State Minister. b) Appointed in July 2016. Modifications: Listed on 9 Dec 2016

 

SSID: 200-35746 Name: Al-Qadiri Rima
DOB: 1963 POB: Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic Good quality a.k.a.: Al-Kadiri Justification: Minister for Social Affairs (since August 2015). Modifications: Listed on 9 Dec 2016

SSID: 200-35753 Name: Durgham Duraid
Justification: a) Governor of the Central Bank of Syria. b) Responsible for providing economic and financial support to the Syrian regime through his functions as the Governor of the Central Bank of Syria, which is also listed. Relation: Governor of the Central Bank of Syria (SSID 200-12534) Modifications: Listed on 9 Dec 2016 

to their sanctions on Syria.

They also amended the following:

 

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 EddibKheir) c) Eddin (Eddib) d) Abdul-SattarKhayr al-Din Abdul-Sattar al- Sayyed e) Mohamed Khair al-Sayyed f) Kheredden al-Sayyed g) Khairuddin as-Sayyed h) Khaireddin al-Sayyed
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, amended on 9 Dec 2016 

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