August 16, 2019: SECO adds 2, amends 1 terror listing

Updated sanction message

The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) has published an amendment to Annex 2 of the Ordinance of 2 October 2000 on Measures against Persons and Organizations Related to Usama bin Laden, the Al-Qaïda or the Taliban (SR 946.203).

By decision of 14 August 2019, the relevant UN Sanction Committee amended the list of persons, companies and organizations sanctioned in this context. The change is directly applicable in Switzerland.

On 15 August 2019, SECO therefore adapted the Swiss sanctions database SESAM (SECO Sanctions Management), which was decisive 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.

On Friday, Swiss authorities added:

SSID: 10-40870 Foreign identifier: QDi.423 Name: Ali Maychou

DOB: 25 May 1983 POB: Taza, Morocco Good quality a.k.a.: a) Abderahmane al Maghrebi b) Abderrahmane le Marocain Low quality a.k.a.: Abou Abderahmane Sanhaji Address: Mali Nationality: Morocco Identification document: a) Passport No. V06359364, Morocco (Morocco number) b) ID card No. AB704306, Morocco (Morocco identity card)

Relation: a) Member of The Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (QE.T.14.01., SSID 10-17785) b) Member of Ansar Eddine (QE.A.135.13., SSID 10-24350) c) Member of Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM) (QDe.159, SSID 10-39764) Other information: Physical description: height: 185 cm; weight: 80 kg INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link available. Modifications: Listed on 14 Aug 2019

SSID: 10-40887 Foreign identifier: QDi.424 Name: Bah Ag Moussa

Good quality a.k.a.: a) Ag Mossa b) Ammi Salim Nationality: Mali

Relation: a) Founding member of Ansar Eddine (QE.A.135.13., SSID 10-24350) b) Operational leader of Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM) (QDe.159, SSID 10- 39764) Other information: INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link available. Modifications: Listed on 14 Aug 2019

and amended:

SSID: 10-17293 Foreign identifier: QE.A.2.01. Name: Al-Itihaad Al-Islamiya / AIAI Relation: a) Leadership included Hassan Dahir Aweys (QI.D.42.01., SSID 10-14871) b) Received funds through the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation (Somalia) (QE.A.72.02., SSID 10-17262) Other information: Reported to have operated in Somalia and Ethiopia and to have merged with Harakat Al-Shabaab Al-Mujaahidiin (Al-Shabaab), which was accepted as an affiliate of Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01) by Aiman Muhammed Rabi al-Zawahiri (QI.A.6.01) in Feb 2012, and is also subject to the sanctions measures set out in Security Council resolution 1844 (2008) concerning Somalia and Eritrea (see http://www.un.org/sc/committees/751/index.shtmlhttps://www.un.org/sc/suborg/en/sanctions/751). Leadership included Hassan Abdullah Hersi Al-Turki and Hassan Dahir Aweys (QI.D.42.01.).). AIAI has received funds through the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation (Somalia) (QE.A.72.02). Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 21 Jun 20102010. INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link available. Modifications: Amended on 19 Apr 2013, 8 Feb 2019, 14 Aug 2019

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