August 3, 2017: SECO adds Syrian chemical weapons researchers to sanctions list

Last Thursday, Swiss authorities added the following persons to their Syrian sanctions list:

SSID: 200-36622 Name: Samir Dabul
Title: Brigadier General DOB: 4 Sep 1965 Good quality a.k.a.: Daaboul
Justification: a) Holds the rank of Brigadier General, in post after May 2011. b) As a senior military officer he is responsible for the violent repression against the civilian population and involved in the storage and deployment of chemical weapons. He is also associated with the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre, a listed entity. Relation: Associated with Centre d’études et de recherches syrien (CERS) (SSID 200-12445) Modifications: Listed on 3 Aug 2017

SSID: 200-36630 Name: Ali Wanus
Title: Brigadier General DOB: 5 Feb 1964 Good quality a.k.a.: Wannous
Justification: a) Holds the rank of Brigadier General, in post after May 2011. b) As a senior military officer he is responsible for the violent repression against the civilian population and involved in the storage and deployment of chemical weapons. c) He is also associated with the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre, a listed entity. Relation: Associated with Centre d’études et de recherches syrien (CERS) (SSID 200-12445) Modifications: Listed on 3 Aug 2017

SSID: 200-36639 Name: Yasin Ahmad Dahi
Title: Brigadier General DOB: 1960 Good quality a.k.a.: Dhahi
Justification: Holds the rank of Brigadier General in the Syrian Armed Forces, in post after May 2011. Senior officer within the Military Intelligence Directorate of the Syrian Armed Forces. Former head of Military Intelligence Branch 235 in Damascus and Military Intelligence in Homs. As a senior military officer he is responsible for the violent repression against the civilian population. Modifications: Listed on 3 Aug 2017

SSID: 200-36645 Name: Muhammad Yousef Hasouri
Title: Brigadier General Good quality a.k.a.: Mohammad (Mohammed)
Justification: Brigadier General Muhammad Hasouri is a senior officer of the Syrian Air Force, in post after May 2011. He holds the position as Chief of Staff of Air Force Brigade 50 and Deputy Commander of the Shayrat Airbase. Brigadier General Muhammad Hasouri operates in the chemical weapons proliferation sector. As a senior military officer he is responsible for the violent repression against the civilian population in Syria. Modifications: Listed on 3 Aug 2017

 

SSID: 200-36650 Name: Malik Hasan
Title: Major General Good quality a.k.a.: a) Malek b) Hassan
Justification: a) Holds the rank of Major General, a senior officer and Commander of the 22nd Division of the Syrian Air Force, in post after May 2011. b) As a senior officer of the Syrian Air Force and in the chain of command of the 22nd Division, he is responsible for the violent repression against the civilian population in Syria, including the use of chemical weapons by aircraft operating from airbases under the control of the 22nd Division, such as the attack on Talmenas that the Joint Investigative Mechanism established by the United Nations reported was conducted by Hama airfield-based regime helicopters. Modifications: Listed on 3 Aug 2017
 

SSID: 200-36655 Name: Jayyiz Rayyan Al-Musa
Title: Major General Good quality a.k.a.: a) Jaez (Jayez) b) Sawada c) al-Hammoud d) al- Mousa (al-Moussa)
Justification: a) Governor of Hasaka, appointed by Bashar al-Assad; he is associated with Bashar al-Assad. b) Holds the rank of Major General, a senior officer and former Chief of Staff of the Syrian Air Force. c) As a senior officer of the Syrian Air Force, he is responsible for the violent repression against the civilian population in Syria, including the use of chemical weapons attacks by the Syrian regime during his tenure as Chief of Staff of the Syrian Air Force, as identified in the report of the Joint Investigative Mechanism established by the United Nations. Relation: Associated with Bashar Al-Assad (SSID 200-11614) Modifications: Listed on 3 Aug 2017

SSID: 200-36663 Name: Mayzar ‘Abdu Sawan
Title: Major General Good quality a.k.a.: Meezar
Justification: a) Holds the rank of Major General, a senior officer and Commander of the 20th Division of the Syrian Air Force, in post after May 2011. b) As a senior officer in the Syrian air force he is responsible for the violent repression against the civilian population including attacks against civilian areas by aircraft operating from airbases under the control of the 20th Division. Modifications: Listed on 3 Aug 2017

SSID: 200-36669 Name: Isam Zahr Al-Din
Title: Brigadier General Good quality a.k.a.: a) Issam (Essam) b) Zuhair c) Isam Zohruddin d) Issam Zahruddin e) Issam Zahreddine f) Essam Zahruddin
Justification: Holds the rank of Brigadier General, a senior officer in the Republican Guard, in post after May 2011. As a senior military officer he is responsible for the violent repression against the civilian population, including during the siege of Baba Amr in February 2012. Modifications: Listed on 3 Aug 2017

SSID: 200-36684 Name: Mohammad Safwan Katan
Good quality a.k.a.: Qattan
Justification: a) Mohammad Safwan Katan is an engineer at the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre, a listed entity. He is involved in chemical weapons proliferation and delivery. Mohammad Safwan Katan has been involved in the construction of barrel bombs which have been used against the civilian population in Syria. b) He is associated with the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre, a listed entity. Relation: Associated with Centre d’études et de recherches syrien (CERS) (SSID 200-12445) Modifications: Listed on 3 Aug 2017

 

SSID: 200-36691 Name: Mohammad Ziad Ghritawi
Good quality a.k.a.: Ghraywati
Justification: a) Mohammad Ziad Ghritawi is an engineer at the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre. He is involved in chemical weapons proliferation and delivery. Mohammad Ziad Ghritawi has been involved in the construction of barrel bombs which have been used against the civilian population in Syria. b) He is associated with the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre, a listed entity. Relation: Associated with Centre d’études et de recherches syrien (CERS) (SSID 200-12445) Modifications: Listed on 3 Aug 2017
 

SSID: 200-36698 Name: Mohammad Darar Khaludi
Good quality a.k.a.: Khloudi
Justification: a) Mohammad Darar Khaludi is an engineer at the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre. He is involved in chemical weapons proliferation and delivery. Mohammad Darar Khaludi has been also known to be involved in the construction of barrel bombs which have been used against the civilian population in Syria. b) He is also associated with the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre, a listed entity. Relation: Associated with Centre d’études et de recherches syrien (CERS) (SSID 200-12445) Modifications: Listed on 3 Aug 2017

SSID: 200-36705 Name: Khaled Sawan
Justification: a) Dr. Khaled Sawan is an engineer at the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre, which is involved in chemical weapons proliferation and delivery. He has been involved in the construction of barrel bombs which have been used against the civilian population in Syria. b) He has been associated with the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre, a listed entity. Relation: Associated with Centre d’études et de recherches syrien (CERS) (SSID 200-12445) Modifications: Listed on 3 Aug 2017

SSID: 200-36711 Name: Raymond Rizq
Good quality a.k.a.: Rizk
Justification: a) Raymond Rizq is an engineer at the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre, involved in chemical weapons proliferation and delivery. He has been involved in the construction of barrel bombs which have been used against the civilian population in Syria. b) He is associated with the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre, a listed entity. Relation: Associated with Centre d’études et de recherches syrien (CERS) (SSID 200-12445) Modifications: Listed on 3 Aug 2017

SSID: 200-36718 Name: Fawwaz El-Atou
Good quality a.k.a.: a) Fawaz b) Al Atto
Justification: a) Fawwaz El-Atou is a lab technician at the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre, involved in chemical weapons proliferation and delivery. Fawwaz El-Atou has been involved in the construction of barrel bombs which have been used against the civilian population in Syria. b) He is associated with the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre, a listed entity. Relation: Associated with Centre d’études et de recherches syrien (CERS) (SSID 200-12445) Modifications: Listed on 3 Aug 2017 

 

SSID: 200-36726 Name: Fayez Asi
Good quality a.k.a.: al-Asi
Justification: a) Fayez Asi is a lab technician at the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre, involved in chemical weapons proliferation and delivery. He has been involved in the construction of barrel bombs which have been used against the civilian population in Syria. b) He is associated with the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre, a listed entity. Relation: Associated with Centre d’études et de recherches syrien (CERS) (SSID 200- 12445) Modifications: Listed on 3 Aug 2017

SSID: 200-36733 Name: Hala Sirhan
Title: Dr. DOB: 5 Jan 1953 Good quality a.k.a.: Halah
Justification: a) Dr. Hala Sirhan works with Syrian Military Intelligence at the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre. She operated in Institute 3000, which is involved in chemical weapons proliferation. b) She is associated with the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre, a listed entity. Relation: Associated with Centre d’études et de recherches syrien (CERS) (SSID 200-12445) Modifications: Listed on 3 Aug 2017 

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