April 13, 2017: OFAC Sanctions-o-Rama!

Yesterday, OFAC designated the following person: 

SOLEIMANI, Sohrab (a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Sohrab (Arabic: سهراب سلیمانی)), Iran; DOB 1964; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male; Supervisor of the Office of the Deputy for Security and Law Enforcement of the State Prisons Organization; former Director General of the Tehran Prisons Organization (individual) [IRAN-HR]. 

and entity:

TEHRAN PRISONS ORGANIZATION (a.k.a. TEHRAN PRISONS; a.k.a. TEHRAN PRISONS AND SECURITY CORRECTIVE MEASURES DEPARTMENT (Arabic: اداره کل زندانها و اقدامات تامینی و تربیتی استان تهران); a.k.a. TEHRAN PROVINCE PRISONS (Arabic: زندانهای استان تهران); a.k.a. TEHRAN PROVINCE PRISONS DEPARTMENT (Arabic: اداره کل زندانهای استان تهران)), Region 2, Saadat Abad, Kooye Faraz, Tehran Province Prisons Department, Level 3, Tehran 1982846176, Iran; Website Tehranprisons.ir; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [IRAN-HR].

under the Iran human rights sanctions program, and the following persons: 

AL-SAFRANI, Ali Ahmidah (a.k.a. AL SIFRANI, Ali; a.k.a. AS-SAFRANI, Ali Samida; a.k.a. ZAFRANI, Ali), Libya; DOB 1982; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT] (Linked To: ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ AND THE LEVANT). 
 
 
HAMANI, Hamma (a.k.a. BANA, Hama; a.k.a. HAMANI, Mohammed; a.k.a. “DJANET, el Hadj Hama”); DOB 1967; POB Illizi, Algeria; nationality Algeria (individual) [SDGT] [LIBYA3] (Linked To: ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ AND THE LEVANT). 
 
SAKR, Tarek, Syria; Turkey; DOB 14 Mar 1987; POB Syria; citizen Canada; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT]. 
 
SHIRDON, Farah Mohamed (a.k.a. SHIRDON, Farah; a.k.a. “Abu Usama al Somali”; a.k.a. “Abu Usamah”; a.k.a. “Abu Usamah as-Somali”; a.k.a. “Abu Usamah Somali”), Raqqa, Syria; DOB 18 Apr 1993; POB Toronto, Canada; nationality Somalia; alt. nationality Canada; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT]. 
 
ZARQUN, Abd al Hadi (a.k.a. AL-WARFALI, Abdelhadi al-Hussain Zargoun; a.k.a. AL-WARFALLI, Abd al-Hadi Zarqun; a.k.a. EL-OUARFALI, Abdelhadi el-Houssein Zirgoune; a.k.a. ZARGON, Abdulhadi; a.k.a. ZARGOON, Al Hadi; a.k.a. ZARGUN, ‘Abd Al-Hadi Al-Husayn Al-Shaybani; a.k.a. ZARGUN, Abd-al-Hadi; a.k.a. ZARQUN, ‘Abd Al-Hadi Al-Husayn Al-Shaybani; a.k.a. ZARQUN, Abd-al-Hadi Al Husayn Al Shabani), Libya; DOB 1983; POB Sirte, Libya; nationality Libya; Gender Male; Passport H/188292 (Libya); National ID No. 123844 (Libya) (individual) [SDGT] (Linked To: ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ AND THE LEVANT).

under the counter terrorism program.

Oh, and 2 different sancitons updates? Yes, they were accompanied by 3 different press releases… because State designated Sakr and Shirdon, who appear to be foreign terrorist fighters, based on the press release, while Treasury designated the rest, who were ISIS-linked parties in Algeria and Libya.

Links:

OFAC Notice

Treasury Iran Sanctions Press Release

Treasury Terrrorism Sanctions Press Release

State Department Terrorism Sanctions Press Release (Executive Order 13224)

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