August 29, 2017: SECO amends one listing under Al-Qaida/bin Laden/Taliban sanctions

On Tuesday, Swiss authorities amended the following counter terrorism sanctions listing:

SSID: 10-29132 Foreign identifier: QI.G.341.14. Name: Kevin Jordan Axel Guiavarch DOB: 12 Mar 1993 POB: Paris, France Address: a) Grenoble, France (domicile from 1993 to 2012) b) Syrian Arab Republic (located in between 2012 and 2016) c) Turkey (from Jun 2016 to Jan 2017) d) France (in detention since Jan 2017) Nationality: France Identification document: a) Passport No. 12CP63882.3FRA, France, Date of issue: 31 Jul 2012, Expiry date: 30 Jul 2022 b) ID card No. 070275Q007873, France, Date of issue: 16 Feb 2007, Expiry date: 15 Feb 2017
Justification: a) Kevin Guiavarch was listed on 23 Sep 2014 pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 4 of resolution 2161 (2014) as being associated with Al-Qaida for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of” and “recruiting for” Al– Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QE.A.137.14SSID 10-27843). b) French terrorist fighter who travelled to Syria and joinedassociated with Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QE.A.137.14.). Facilitator ofSSID 10-27843) and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (SSID 10-17311). Facilitated foreign terrorist fighters travel from France to Syria. Activist in violent propaganda through the InternetInternet. A warrant for his arrest was issued in 2014 by French authorities and executed in Jan 2017 upon his expulsion from Turkey where he was arrested in Jun 2016. Relation: Member of Al-Nusrah Front For The People Of The Levant (QE.A.137.14., SSID 10-27843) Other information: a) Kevin Guiavarch was the most active supporter of currently imprisoned Mohamed Achamlane (not listed), who is the former leader of Forsane Alizza (not listed), an organization which used to openly promote terrorism. After Forsane Alizza was dismantled in 2012, Kevin Guiavarch and his wife, Salma Oueslati (QI.O.343.14),Oueslati, tried to use the Internet to remobilize former militants of the organization. b) Kevin Guiavarch continued his violent propaganda via social networks such as Facebook or specialized terrorism promoting forums such as “Ansar al Haqq” (not listed), where he glorified Mohamed Merah (not listed). c) On 31 Dec 2012, Kevin Guiavarch and Salma Oueslati left France and travelled via Tunisia to contested areas in Syria where they have remained since. Kevin Guiavarch is fighting in the Aleppo area of Syria, alongside fighters affiliated to Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QE.A.137.14SSID 10-27843). d) Kevin Guiavarch and his wife also support individuals who are planning to travel from France to Syria in order to join terrorist groups. e) In France, Kevin Guiavarch has been subject to assets freezing measures for his terrorist, activities since 24 Apr 2012. Modifications: Listed on 8 Oct 2014, amended on 27 Aug 2017

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