June 13, 2018: SECO updates Syria records

On Wednesday, Swiss authorities added the following person: 

SSID: 200-39035 Name: Bassam Sabbagh

DOB: 24 Aug 1959 POB: Damascus Good quality a.k.a.: Al Sabbagh Address: Kasaa, Anwar al Attar Street, al Midani building, Damascus Identification document: Passport No. 004326765, Syrian Arab Republic, Date of issue: 2 Nov 2008 (valid until November 2014) Justification: Legal and financial adviser and manages affairs of Rami Makhlouf and Khaldoun Makhlouf. Involved with Bashar al-Assad in funding a real estate project in Latakia. Provides financial support for the regime. Relation: Manages affairs of Rami Makhlouf (SSID 200-11672) Modifications: Listed on 12 Jun 2018

 and removed the following persons: 

SSID: 200-11757 Name: Dawud Rajiha

Justification: Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces responsible for the military involvement in violence against peaceful protesters. Died in the 18 Jul 2012 bombing. Modifications: Amended on 6 Nov 2013, 19 Jan 2016, de-listed on 12 Jun 2018

SSID: 200-11871 Name: Hassan Bin-Ali Al-Turkmani

DOB: 1935 POB: Aleppo, Syrian Arab Republic

Justification: Deputy Vice Minister, former Minister for Defence, Special Envoy of President Bashar Al-Assad. He is reported to have died in the bombing of 18 July 2012. Modifications: Amended on 6 Nov 2013, de-listed on 12 Jun 2018

From their Syria sanctions program. Additionally, SECO amended the following persons: 

SSID: 200-11668 Name: Amjad Al-AbbasAbbas

Good quality a.k.a.: Al-Abbas

Justification: Head of Political Security in Banyas, involved in violence against demonstrators in Baida. Modifications: Amended on 6 Nov 2013, 19 Jan 2016, 12 Jun 2018

SSID: 200-11672 Name: Rami Makhlouf

DOB: 10 Jul 1969 POB: Damascus Syrian Arab Republic Identification document: Passport No. 454224000098044, Syrian Arab Republic (issue number: 002-03-0015187) Justification: a) Leading businessman operating in Syria with interests in the telecommunications, financial services, transport and property sectors; he has financial interest in and/or holds senior and executive positions in Syriatel, the leading mobile telephone operator in Syria, the investment funds Al Mashreq, Bena Properties and Cham Holding. b) He furnishes financing and support to the Syrian regime, through his business interests. c) He is an influential member of the Makhlouf family and closely connected to the Assad family; cousin of President Bashar al-Assad. Relation: a) Cousin of Bashar Al-Assad (SSID 200-11614) b) Son of Mohammed Makhlouf (SSID 200-11828) c) Has financial interest and/or holds senior and executive position in Al Mashreq Investment Fund (AMIF) (SSID 200-12346) d) Has financial interest and/or holds senior and executive position in Bena Properties (SSID 200-12342) e) Has financial interest and/or holds senior and executive position in Cham Holding (SSID 200-12406) Modifications: Amended on 6 Nov 2013, 19 Jan 2016, 10 Jun 2016, 12 Jun 2018

SSID: 200-11679 Name: Abd Al-Fatah Qudsiyah

DOB: 1953 POB: Hama Syrian Arab Republic Identification document: Diplomatic passport No. D0005788, Syrian Arab Republic

Justification: a) HeadOfficer of Syrian Military Intelligence (SMI); involvedthe rank of Major General in violence against the civilian populationSyrian Armed Forces in post after May 2011. b) Deputy Director of the National Security Bureau of the Ba’ath Party. Former Head of Syrian Military Intelligence Directorate. Involved in violent repression of the civilian population in Syria. Modifications: Amended on 6 Nov 2013, 19 Jan 2016, 12 Jun 2018

SSID: 200-11705 Name: Munzir Jamil Al-Assad

DOB: 1 Mar 1961 POB: Kerdaha, Latakia Province Syrian Arab Republic Good quality a.k.a.: Mundhir (Monzer) Identification document: a) Passport No. 842781, Syrian Arab Republic b) Passport No. 86449, Syrian Arab Republic

Justification: Involved in violence against the civilian population as part of the Shabiha militia. Modifications: Amended on 6 Nov 2013, 19 Jan 2016, 16 Jun 2017, 12 Jun 2018

SSID: 200-11745 Name: Iyad Makhlouf

DOB: 21 Jan 1973 POB: Damascus Syrian Arab Republic Good quality a.k.a.: Eyad Identification document: Passport No. N001820740, Syrian Arab Republic

Justification: a) BrotherMember of Ramithe Makhlouf family; son of Mohammed Makhlouf, brother of Hafez and GID Officer involved in violence against the civilian populationRami and brother of Ihab Makhlouf; cousin of President Bashar al-Assad. b) Member of the Syrian security and intelligence services in post after May 2011. c) An officer in the GID involved in violence against the civilian population in Syria. Relation: a) Brother of Rami Makhlouf (SSID 200-11672) b) Brother of Hafiz Makhlouf (SSID 200-11652) c) Brother of Ihab Makhlouf (SSID 200-11761) d) Son of Mohammed Makhlouf (SSID 200-11828) e) Cousin of Bashar Al-Assad (SSID 200-11614) Modifications: Amended on 6 Nov 2013, 19 Jan 2016, 12 Jun 2018

SSID: 200-11770 Name: Zoulhima Chaliche

DOB: a) 1951 b) 1946 c) 1956 POB: Kerdaha Good quality a.k.a.: a) Dhu al-Himma (Zu al- Himma) b) Shalish (Shaleesh)

Justification: a) HeadOfficer of presidential security; involvedthe Syrian security and intelligence services in violence against demonstrators; first cousinpost after May 2011; Former Head of President Bashar Al-AssadPresidential Security. b) Member of the Syrian Armed Forces of the rank of Major General in post after May 2011. c) Involved in violence against demonstrators. d) Member of the Assad family: cousin of President Bashar Al- Assad. Relation: Cousin of Bashar Al-Assad (SSID 200-11614) Modifications: Amended on 6 Nov 2013, 19 Jan 2016, 12 Jun 2018

SSID: 200-11795 Name: Qasem Soleimani

Title: Major General DOB: 11 Mar 1957 POB: Qom, Iran Good quality a.k.a.: a) Qasim (Qasem, Kasim, Qassem) b) Soleimany (Soleimani, Sulaimani, Sulaymani) c) Haj (Haji) d) Sarder Soleimani Identification document: Passport No. 008827, Iran

Justification: Commander of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, IRGC-Qods, involved in providing equipment and support to help the Syrian regime suppress protests in Syria. Relation: Commander of IRGC Qods Force (SSID 200-12378) Modifications: Amended on 6 Nov 2013, 19 Jan 2016, 12 Jun 2018

SSID: 200-11799 Name: Hossein Taeb

DOB: 1963 POB: Tehran, Iran Good quality a.k.a.: a) Hassan (Hosein, Hussayn, Hossein, Hussayn) b) Ta’eb c) Hojjatoleslam

Justification: Deputy Commander for Intelligence of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, involved in providing equipment and support to help the Syrian regime suppress protests in Syria. Relation: Deputy Commander for IRGC Qods Force (SSID 200-12378) Modifications: Amended on 6 Nov 2013, 19 Jan 2016, 12 Jun 2018

SSID: 200-11857 Name: Nizar Al-AssadAl-Asaad

Good quality a.k.a.: Asaad

Justification: a) Very close to key Government officials. Financing Shabiha in the region of Latakiagovernment officials. b) Financing Shabiha in the region of Latakia. Relation: Cousin of Bashar Al-Assad (SSID 200-11614) Other information: Cousin of Bashar Al-Assad; previously head of the ‘Nizar Oilfield Supplies’ company. Modifications: Amended on 6 Nov 2013, 19 Jan 2016, 12 Jun 2018

SSID: 200-11862 Name: Rafiq Shahadah

Title: Brigadier-GeneralMajor General DOB: 1956 POB: Jablah, Latakia Province, Syrian Arab Republic Good quality a.k.a.: a) Rafeeq b) Shahada (Shahade, Shahadeh, Chahade, Chahadeh, Chahada)

Justification: Member of the Syrian Armed Forces of the rank of Major General in post after May 2011. Former Head of Syrian Military Intelligence (SMI) Branch 293 (Internal Affairs) in Damascus. Directly involved in repression and violence against the civilian population in Damascus. Advisor to President Bashar Al-Assad for strategic questions and military intelligence. Relation: Advisor to Bashar Al-Assad (SSID 200-11614) Modifications: Amended on 6 Nov 2013, 17 Jun 2015, 19 Jan 2016, 16 Jun 2017, 12 Jun 2018

SSID: 200-11916 Name: Tarif Akhras

DOB: 2 Jun 1951 POB: Homs, Syrian Arab Republic Good quality a.k.a.: Al Akhras Identification document: Passport No. 0000092405, Syrian Arab Republic

Justification: Prominent businessman benefiting from and supporting the regime. Founder of the Akhras Group (commodities, trading, processing and logistics) and former Chairman of the Homs Chamber of Commerce. Close business relations with President Al-Assad’s family. Member of the Board of the Federation of Syrian Chambers of Commerce. Provided logistical support for the regime (buses and tank loaders). Modifications: Amended on 6 Nov 2013, 17 Dec 2014, 19 Jan 2016, 12 Jun 2018

SSID: 200-11931 Name: Tayseer Qala Awwad

DOB: 1943 POB: Damascus Syrian Arab Republic

Justification: Former Minister of Justice. Associated with the Syrian regime and its violent repression against the civilian populationpopulation. Former Head of Military Court. Member of the High Judicial Council. Modifications: Amended on 6 Nov 2013, 19 Jan 2016, 12 Jun 2018

SSID: 200-12045 Name: Talal Makhluf

Title: BrigadierMajor General Good quality a.k.a.: Makhlouf

Justification: 103rdFormer commander of the 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard DivisionGuards. Current commander general of the Republican Guards. Member of the Syrian Armed Forces of the rank of Major General in post after May 2011. Military official involved in the violence in HomsDamascus. Modifications: Amended on 6 Nov 2013, 19 Jan 2016, 12 Jun 2018

SSID: 200-12049 Name: Nazih Hassun

Title: BrigadierMajor General Good quality a.k.a.: a) Nazeeh b) Hassoun

Justification: Officer of the rank of Major General in the Syrian Armed Forces in post after May 2011. Head of the Political Security Directorate of the Syrian Military Intelligence, Damascus Countryside/Rif Dimashq Branch, former Syrian Air Force Intelligence. Military official involvedsecurity services in post after May 2011. Responsible for violent repression against the violencecivilian population in HomsSyria. Modifications: Amended on 6 Nov 2013, 17 Jun 2015, 19 Jan 2016, 12 Jun 2018

SSID: 200-12195 Name: Emad Abdul-Ghani Sabouni

DOB: 1964 POB: Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic Good quality a.k.a.: a) Imad b) Abdul Ghani c) Al Sabuni

Justification: Former Minister of Telecommunications and Technology, in office until at least April 2014. As former Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.population. Appointed in July 2016 as the Head of Planning and International Cooperation Agency (Government agency). Modifications: Amended on 6 Nov 2013, 19 Jan 2016, 10 Jun 2016, 12 Jun 2018

SSID: 200-12259 Name: Imad Mohammad Deeb Khamis

DOB: 1 Aug 1961 POB: near Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic Good quality a.k.a.: a) Muhammad (Mohamed, Mohammed) b) Dib Khamees

Justification: Prime Minister and former Minister of Electricity. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population. Modifications: Amended on 6 Nov 2013, 19 Jan 2016, 16 Jun 2017, 12 Jun 2018

SSID: 200-12312 Name: Adib Mayaleh

DOB: 15 May 1955 POB: Bassir Syrian Arab Republic Good quality a.k.a.: a) André b) Mayard

Justification: a) Former Minister of EconomyGovernor and Foreign Trade in power after May 2011 (appointed in July 2016). As a former Government Minister, shares responsibility forChairman of the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population. Adib Mayaleh was also responsible for providing economic and financial support to the Syrian regime through his former functions as the GovernorBoard of Directors of the Central Bank of Syria. b) Adib Mayaleh controlled the Syrian banking sector and managed the Syrian money supply through the issue and withdrawal of bank notes and control of the Foreign Exchange rate value of the Syrian Pound. Through his role at the Central Bank of Syria, Adib Mayaleh provided economic and financial support to the Syrian regime. c) Former Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade in power after May 2011 Modifications: Amended on 6 Nov 2013, 17 Jun 2015, 19 Jan 2016, 16 Jun 2017, 12 Jun 2018

SSID: 200-12627 Name: Abdul-Salam Fajr Mahmoud

Title: Brigadier General

Justification: Head of the Bab Tuma (Damascus) Branch of the Air Force’sair force’s intelligence service. Responsible for the torture of opponents in custody. Modifications: Amended on 6 Nov 2013, 19 Jan 2016, 12 Jun 2018

SSID: 200-12694 Name: Amer al-Achi

Title: General Good quality a.k.a.: a) Amis (Ammar) b) Ibrahim c) al Ashi (Aachi, Ashi) Justification: Graduate of the military school of Aleppo, headHead of the intelligence branch of the Air Forceair force intelligence service (since 2012), close to Daoud Rajah, Syrian Minister of Defence.agency (2012-2016). Through his role in the Air Forceair force intelligence serviceagency, Amer al-Achi is implicated in the repression of the Syrian opposition. Modifications: Amended on 6 Nov 2013, 19 Jan 2016, 12 Jun 2018

SSID: 200-22363 Name: Waleed Al Mo’allem

Good quality a.k.a.: a) Walid b) Al Moallem (Muallem)

Justification: Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population. Modifications: Amended on 6 Nov 2013, 19 Jan 2016, 12 Jun 2018

SSID: 200-22379 Name: Bassam Hanna

Title: Eng. DOB: 1954 POB: Aleppo, Syrian Arab Republic

Justification: Former Minister of Water Resources in power after May 2011. As a former Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population. Modifications: Amended on 6 Nov 2013, 19 Jan 2016, 16 Jun 2017, 12 Jun 2018

SSID: 200-22391 Name: Hazwan Al Wez

Title: Dr. Good quality a.k.a.: Al Wazz

Justification: Minister of Education. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population. Modifications: Amended on 6 Nov 2013, 12 Jun 2018

SSID: 200-22427 Name: Adnan Abdo Al Sikhny

Title: Dr. DOB: 1961 POB: Aleppo, Syrian Arab Republic Good quality a.k.a.: a) Abdou b) Al-Sikhni (Al-Sekhny, Al-Sekhni)

Justification: Former Minister of Industry. As a former Government Minister shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population. Modifications: Amended on 6 Nov 2013, 23 Jun 2014, 19 Jan 2016, 12 Jun 2018

SSID: 200-22435 Name: Abdul-Salam Al Nayef

Title: Dr.

Justification: Former Minister of Health in power after May 2011. As a former Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population. Modifications: Amended on 6 Nov 2013, 19 Jan 2016, 16 Jun 2017, 12 Jun 2018

SSID: 200-22455 Name: Abdullah Khaleel Hussein

Good quality a.k.a.: a) Abdallah b) Khalil c) Hussain

Justification: Former State Minister in power after May 2011. As a former Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population. Modifications: Amended on 6 Nov 2013, 19 Jan 2016, 16 Jun 2017, 12 Jun 2018

SSID: 200-28051 Name: Malek Ali

Title: Dr. DOB: 1956 POB: Tartous, Syrian Arab Republic Good quality a.k.a.: Malik Justification: Former Higher Education Minister in power after May 2011. As a former Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population. Modifications: Listed on 5 Aug 2014, amended on 16 Jun 2017, 12 Jun 2018

SSID: 200-31451 Name: Muhamad Mahalla

Title: Major General DOB: 1960 POB: Jableh Syrian Arab Republic Good quality a.k.a.: a) Mohamed (Muhammad) b) Mahla (Mualla, Maalla, Muhalla)

Justification: Member of the Syria Armed Forces of the rank of Major General in post after May 2011. Head of the Syrian Military Intelligence (SMI), Branch 293 (Internal Affairs), since April 2015. Responsible for repression and violence against the civilian population in Damascus/Damascus countryside. Former Deputy Head of Political Security (2012), Officer of the Syrian Republican Guard and Vice-Director of the Political Security Directorate. Head of Military Police, Member of the National Security Bureau. Modifications: Listed on 17 Jun 2015, amended on 19 Jan 2016, 11 Oct 2016, 12 Jun 2018

SSID: 200-35191 Name: Khalil Tahir Hamid

Title: Major General Good quality a.k.a.: a) Khali b) Khalil Tahir Hamid

Justification: a) Holds the ranks of Major General, Head of the Syrian Artillery and Missiles Directorate of the Syrian Armed Forces, in post after May 2011. b) As a senior ranking officer of the Syrian Artillery and Missile Directorate, he is responsible for the violent repression of the civilian population, including the deployment of missiles and chemical weapons by Brigades under his command in highly populated civilian areas in Ghouta in 2013. Other information: Rank: Major General Modifications: Listed on 8 Nov 2016, amended on 12 Jun 2018

SSID: 200-36691 Name: Mohammad Ziad GhritawiGhriwati

Good quality a.k.a.: Ghraywati

Justification: a) Mohammad Ziad GhritawiGhriwati is an engineer at the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre. He is involved in chemical weapons proliferation and delivery. Mohammad Ziad GhritawiGhriwati 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, amended on 12 Jun 2018

SSID: 200-38633 Name: Sulaiman Maher

POB: Lattakia, Syrian Arab Republic Good quality a.k.a.: a) Suleiman b) Mahir Address: Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology (HIAST), P.O.Box 31983, Damascus Justification: Director of the Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology (HIAST), which provides training and support as part of the Syrian chemical weapons proliferation sector. Due to his senior position at the HIAST, which is an affiliate and subsidiary of the Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC), he is associated with the HIAST and SSRC, both of which are designated entities. Relation: a) Director of Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology (HIAST) (SSID 200-28841) b) Associated withDirector of the Centre d’études et de recherches syrien (CERS) (SSID 200-12445) Other information: a) Doctor b) Director of the Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology Modifications: Listed on 27 Mar 2018, amended on 12 Jun 2018

and entities:

SSID: 200-28841 Name: Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology (HISATHIAST)

Good quality a.k.a.: Institut Supérieur des Sciences Appliquées et de Technologie (ISSAT) Address: P.O.Box 31983, Barzeh, Syrian Arab Republic

Justification: Affiliated to and a subsidiary of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC) which is already designated. It provides training and support to the SSRC and is therefore responsible for the violent repression of the civilian population. Relation: Controlled by Centre d’études et de recherches syrien (CERS) (SSID 200-12445) Modifications: Listed on 10 Sep 2014, amended on 12 Jun 2018

 

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