March 28, 2017: SECO adds 4 to Syria sanctions

Yesterday, Swiss officials added the following 4 persons: 

 

SSID: 200-36103 Name: Ahmad Ballul
Title: Major General DOB: 10 Oct 1954 Good quality a.k.a.: a) Ahmed b) Muhammad c) Balol
Justification: a) Holds the rank of Major General, a senior officer and Commander of the Syrian Arab Air and Air Defence Forces, in post after May 2011. b) Operates in the chemical weapons proliferation sector and, as a senior ranking officer of the Syrian Arab Air Force, is responsible for the violent repression against the civilian population, including the use of chemical weapons attacks by the Syrian regime identified in the report of the Joint Investigative Mechanism. Other information: Rank: Major General; Commander of the Syrian Arab Air Force and Air Defence Forces Modifications: Listed on 28 Mar 2017

SSID: 200-36113 Name: Saji’ Darwish
Title: Major General DOB: 11 Jan 1957 Good quality a.k.a.: a) Saji (Sajee, Sjaa) b) Jamil c) Darwis
Justification: a) Holds the rank of Major General, a senior officer and Commander of the 22nd Division of the Syrian Arab Air Force, in post after May 2011. b) Operates in the chemical weapons proliferation sector and is responsible for the violent repression against the civilian population: as a senior ranking officer of the Syrian Arab Air Force and Commander of the 22nd Division he holds responsibility for the use of chemical weapons by aircraft operating from airbases under the control of the 22nd Division, including the attack on Talmenes that the Joint Investigative Mechanism reported was conducted by Hama airfield-based regime helicopters. Other information: Rank: Major General, Syrian Arab Air Force Modifications: Listed on 28 Mar 2017

SSID: 200-36123 Name: Muhammed Ibrahim
Title: Brigadier General DOB: 5 Aug 1964
Justification: a) Holds the rank of Brigadier General, a senior officer and Deputy Commander of the Syrian Arab Air Force 63rd Brigade, in post after May 2011. b) Operates in the chemical weapons proliferation sector and, as a senior ranking officer of the Syrian Arab Air Force during the period investigated by the Joint Investigative Mechanism and Deputy Commander of the 63rd brigade from March to December 2015, is responsible for the violent repression against the civilian population through the use of chemical weapons by the 63rd Brigade in Talmenes (21 Apr 2014), Qmenas (16 Mar 2015) and Sarmin (16 Mar 2015). Other information: Rank: Brigadier General; Deputy Commander of Syrian Arab Air Force 63rd Brigade at Hama airfield Modifications: Listed on 28 Mar 2017

SSID: 200-36130 Name: Badi’ Mu’alla
Title: Brigadier General DOB: 1961 POB: Bistuwir, Jablah, Syrian Arab Republic Justification: a) Holds the rank of Brigadier General, a senior officer and Commander of 63rd Brigade of the Syrian Arab Air Force, in post after May 2011. b) Operates in the chemical weapons proliferation sector and, as Commander of the 63rd Brigade during the period investigated by the Joint Investigative Mechanism, is responsible for the violent repression against the civilian population through the use of chemical weapons by the 63rd Brigade in Talmenes (21 Apr 2014), Qmenas (16 Mar 2015) and Sarmin (16 Mar 2015). Other information: Rank: Brigadier General, Commander of Syrian Arab Air Force 63rd Brigade Modifications: Listed on 28 Mar 2017 

to their Syrian sanctions program.

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