May 11, 2017: SECO adds 3, removes 1 from Libya sanctions

Yesterday, Swiss authorities added the following persons: 

 

SSID: 130-36229 Name: Saleh Issa Gwaider Agila
DOB: 1 Jun 1942 POB: Elgubba, Libya Identification document: Passport No. D001001, Libya, Date of issue: 22 Jan 2015
Justification: a) Agila Saleh has been the President of the Libyan House of Representatives since 5 Aug 2014. b) On 17 Dec 2015 Saleh stated his opposition to the Libya Political Agreement signed on 17 Dec 2015. c) As the President of the Council of Deputies, Saleh has obstructed and undermined the Libyan political transition, including by refusing several times to call a vote on the Government of National Accord (“GNA”). d) On 23 Aug 2016, Saleh addressed a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, in which he criticised the United Nations’ support to the GNA which he described as the imposition “of a group of individuals on the Libyan people (…) in breach of the Constitution and the United Nations Charter”. He criticised the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2259(2015) which endorsed the Skhirat Agreement, and he threatened to bring the United Nations, which he holds responsible for “unconditional and unjustified” support to an incomplete Presidency Council, as well as the UN Secretary-General, before the International Criminal Court for violating the UN Charter, the Libyan Constitution and the sovereignty of Libya. Those statements undermine the support for mediation by the UN and the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), as expressed by all relevant UN Security Council Resolutions, notably Resolution 2259(2015). e) On 6 Sep 2016, Saleh paid an official visit to Niger with Abdullah al-Thani, “Prime Minister” of the non-recognised government of Tobruk, even though Resolution 2259(2015) calls for the ceasing of support to and official contact with parallel institutions which claim to represent the legitimate authority but are not parties to the Agreement. Modifications: Listed on 9 May 2017

SSID: 130-36266 Name: Ghwell Khalifa Spelling variant: a) Al Ghweil Khalifa (English) b) Al-Ghawail Khalifa (English)
DOB: 1 Jan 1956 POB: Misurata, Libya Nationality: Libya Identification document: Passport No. A005465, Libya, Date of issue: 12 Apr 2015, Expiry date: 11 Apr 2017 Justification: a) Khalifa Ghwell was the so-called “Prime Minister and Defence Minister” of the internationally unrecognised General National Congress (“GNC”) (also known as the “National Salvation Government”), and as such was responsible for their activities. b) On 7 Jul 2015 Khalifa Ghwell showed his support for the Steadfastness Front (Alsomood), a new military force of 7 brigades to prevent a unity government from forming in Tripoli, by attending the signing ceremony to inaugurate the force with GNC “President” Nuri Abu Sahmain. c) As GNC “Prime Minister”, Ghwell has played a central role in obstructing the establishment of the GNA established under the Libya Political Agreement. d) On 15 Jan 2016, in his capacity as the Tripoli GNC’s “Prime Minister and Minister of Defence”, Ghwell ordered the arrest of any members of the new Security Team, appointed by the Prime Minister Designate of the Government of National Accord, who set foot in Tripoli. e) On 31 Aug 2016 he ordered the “Prime Minister” and the “Defence Minister” of the “National Salvation Government” to return to work after the HoR had rejected the GNA. Modifications: Listed on 9 May 2017

SSID: 130-36288 Name: Abu Sahmain Nuri Spelling variant: a) Bosamin Nori (English) b) Bo Samin Nuri (English)
DOB: 16 May 1956 POB: Zouara/Zuwara, Libya
Justification: a) Nuri Abu Sahmain used to be the so-called “President” of the internationally unrecognised General National Congress (“GNC”) (also known as the “National Salvation Government”), and as such is responsible for their activities. b) As GNC “President”, Nuri Abu Sahmain has played a central role in obstructing and opposing the Libyan Political Agreement and the establishment of the Government of National Accord (“GNA”). c) On 15 Dec 2015 Sahmain called for the postponement of the Libya Political Agreement scheduled to be agreed at a meeting on 17 Dec. d) On 16 Dec 2015 Sahmain issued a statement that the GNC did not authorise any of its members to participate in the meeting or sign the Libya Political Agreement. e) On 1 Jan 2016 Sahmain rejected the Libyan Political Agreement in talks with the United Nations Special Representative. Modifications: Listed on 9 May 2017 

and removed the following person: 

 

SSID: 130-20716 Name: Taher Juwadi
Title: Colonel
Justification: Position: Fourth in Revolutionary Guard chain of command. Colonel. Key Member of the Qadhafi regime. As such, closely associated with the former regime of Muammar Qadhafi. Modifications: Amended on 28 Aug 2015, de-listed on 9 May 2017 

from their Libya sanctions program.

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