SECO, UN add 5 to Mali sanctions

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12 July 2019 

International sanction

Updated sanction message

The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) has published an amendment to the Ordinance of 22 November 2017 on measures against the Republic of Mali (SR 946.231.154.1).

By decision of 10 July 2019, the relevant UN Sanctions Committee amended the list of persons, companies and organizations sanctioned in this context. The change is directly applicable in Switzerland. On 11 July 2019, SECO therefore adapted the Swiss sanctions database SESAM (SECO Sanctions Management), which is relevant for Switzerland, and published the adaptation on its website .

Financial Intermediaries are requested to immediately block the relevant assets and to report such business relationships to SECO in accordance with the provisions of the Regulation. Notification to SECO does not release a financial intermediary from reimbursing reports to the Money Laundering Reporting Office without delay if the requirements are fulfilled, in accordance with Art. 9 of the Money Laundering Law.

SECO has therefore added the following 5 individuals:

SSID: 320-40651 Name: Ahmed Ag Albachar

DOB: 31 Dec 1963 POB: Tin-Essako, Kidal region, Mali Good quality a.k.a.: Intahmadou Ag Albachar Address: Quartier Aliou, Kidal, Mali Nationality: Mali Identification document: Other No. 1 63 08 4 01 001 005E, Mali (Mali National identification) Justification: Ahmed Ag Albachar is a prominent businessman and, since early 2018, a special advisor to the Governor of Kidal region. An influential member of the Haut Conseil pour l’unité de l’Azawad (HCUA), belonging to the Ifoghas Tuareg community, Ahmed Ag Albachar also mediates relations between the Coordination des Mouvements de l’Azawad (CMA) and Ansar Dine (QDe.135) Other information: a) President of the Humanitarian Commission of the Bureau Regional d’Administration et Gestion de Kidal b) NOT SUBJECT TO FINANCIAL SANCTIONS ACCORDING TO ARTICLE 2(1)(a) Modifications: Listed on 10 Jul 2019

SSID: 320-40663 Name: Houka Houka Ag Alhousseini

Title: Cadi DOB: a) 1 Jan 1962 b) 1 Jan 1963 c) 1 Jan 1964 POB: Ariaw, Tombouctou region, Mali Good quality a.k.a.: a) Mohamed Ibn Alhousseyni b) Muhammad Ibn Al- Husayn Low quality a.k.a.: Houka Houka Nationality: Mali

Justification: Houka Houka Ag Alhousseini was appointed by Iyad Ag Ghaly (QDi.316) as the Cadi of Timbuktu in Apr 2012 after the establishment of the jihadist caliphate in northern Mali. Houka Houka used to work closely with the Hesbah, the Islamic police headed by Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, jailed at the Detention Centre of the International Criminal Court in The Hague since Sep 2016 Other information: NOT SUBJECT TO FINANCIAL SANCTIONS ACCORDING TO ARTICLE 2(1)(a) Modifications: Listed on 10 Jul 2019

SSID: 320-40677 Name: Mahri Sidi Amar Ben Daha

DOB: 1 Jan 1978 POB: Djebock, Mali Good quality a.k.a.: a) Yoro Ould Daha b) Yoro Ould Daya c) Sidi Amar Ould Daha Low quality a.k.a.: Yoro Address: Golf Rue 708 Door 345, Gao, Mali Nationality: Mali Identification document: Other No. 11262/1547, Mali (Mali National identification)

Justification: Mahri Sidi Amar Ben Daha is a leader of the Lehmar Arab community of Gao and military chief of staff of the pro-governmental wing of the Mouvement Arad de l’Azawad (MAA), associated to the Plateforme des mouvements du 14 juin 2014 d’Alger (Plateforme) coalition Other information: a) Deputy chief of staff of the regional coordination of the Mécanisme opérationnel de coordination (MOC) in Gao b) NOT SUBJECT TO FINANCIAL SANCTIONS ACCORDING TO ARTICLE 2(1)(a) Modifications: Listed on 10 Jul 2019

SSID: 320-40690 Name: Mohamed Ben Ahmed Mahri

DOB: 1 Jan 1979 POB: Tabankort, Mali Good quality a.k.a.: a) Mohammed Rougi b) Mohamed Ould Ahmed Deya c) Mohamed Ould Mahri Ahmed Daya Low quality a.k.a.: a) Mohamed Rougie b) Mohamed Rouggy c) Mohamed Rouji Address: Bamako, Mali Nationality: Mali Identification document: a) Passport No. AA00272627, Mali b) Passport No. AA0263957, Mali

Justification: Mohamed Ben Ahmed Mahri is a businessman from the Arab Lehmar community in Gao region who previously collaborated with the Mouvement pour l’Unification et le Jihad en Afrique de l’Ouest (MUJAO) (QDe.134) Other information: NOT SUBJECT TO FINANCIAL SANCTIONS ACCORDING TO ARTICLE 2(1)(a) Modifications: Listed on 10 Jul 2019

SSID: 320-40710 Name: Mohamed Ould Mataly

DOB: 1958 Address: Golf Rue 708 Door 345, Gao, Mali Nationality: Mali Identification document: Passport No. D9011156, Mali

Justification: Mohamed Ould Mataly is the former Mayor of Bourem and current Member of Parliament for Bourem’s constituency, part of the Rassamblement pour le Mali (RPM, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s political party). He is from the Lehmar Arab community and an influential member of the pro-governmental wing of the Mouvement Arad de l’Azawad (MAA), associated to the Plateforme des mouvements du 14 juin 2014 d’Alger (Plateforme) coalition Other information: a) Member of Parliament b) NOT SUBJECT TO FINANCIAL SANCTIONS ACCORDING TO ARTICLE 2(1)(a) Modifications: Listed on 10 Jul 2019

to their Mali sanctions list today.

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