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SECO amends Anjem Choudary counter terror listing

Earlier today, Swiss authorities amended the listing of:

SSID: 10-39773 Foreign identifier: QDi.419 Name: Anjem Choudary

DOB: 18 Jan 1967 POB: Welling, London, United Kingdom Low quality a.k.a.: Abu Luqman Address: Frankland PrisonLondon, United Kingdom Nationality: United Kingdom Identification document: Passport No. 516384722, United Kingdom, Date of issue: 6 May 2013, Expiry date: 6 Jun 2023 (issued by Passport Office Glasgow)

Relation: Pledged allegiance to Al-Qaida in Iraq (QE.J.115.04., SSID 10-17311) Other information: Pledged allegiance to Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), listed as Al- Qaida in Iraq (SSID 10-17311) in Jul 2014. Imprisoned in the United Kingdom in Sep 2014 with a tentative releaseand subsequently released on licence in Oct 20182018 which expires in Jul 2021. INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice available. Modifications: Listed on 15 Oct 2018, amended on 11 Oct 2019

under its bin Laden/Al-Qaida/Taliban counter terrorism sanctions program.

Here is FINMA’s notice:


15 October 2019 

Financial sanction

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 11 October 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. Therefore, on 14 October 2019, SECO adjusted the Swiss sanctions database SESAM (SECO Sanctions Management), which was 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.


FINMA Notice

Data files of updates – PDF, XML

Categories: Sanctions Lists SECO Updates Terrorism


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