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OFSI adds 3, amends 1 on Libya program

Today, UK authorities added the following 2 persons:

1. AL – KANI, Mohamed
DOB: 01/05/1979. POB: Libya a.k.a: (1) AL - KANI, Mohamed, Khalifa, Abderrahim, Shaqaqi (2) AL - KANI, Mohammed (3) AL - KANI, Muhammed, Omar Nationality: Libya Passport Details: F86JKFFJF Address: Libya. Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): LIB0072 (UK Statement of Reasons): Mohamed al-Kani is designated on the basis that there are reasonable grounds to suspect that he was head of the Al-Kaniyat militia and involved in the activities of the militia in Tarhuna, including in serious human rights abuses, and violations of international humanitarian law. Under the leadership of Mohamed al-Kani, there are reasonable grounds to suspect that the al-Kaniyat militia was responsible for enforced disappearances, torture and killings which resulted in eight mass graves being uncovered in Tarhouna. There are reasonable grounds to suspect that he is involved in the activities of the militia and that those activities threatened the peace, stability, and security of Libya and undermined its transition to a democratic, peaceful and independent country. (Gender): Male Listed on: 13/05/2021 Last Updated: 13/05/2021 Group ID: 14105.
2. AL KANI, Abdurahem
DOB: 22/02/1981. POB: Tarhuna, Libya a.k.a: (1) AL SHAQAQI, Abdurrahim (2) KHALIFA, Abdul, Rahim Nationality: Libya Passport Details: H4FG6H2J Address: Libya. Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): LIB0073 (UK Statement of Reasons): Abdurahem al-Kani is designated on the basis that there are reasonable grounds to suspect that he was one of the leaders of the Al-Kaniyat militia and involved in the activities of the militia in Tarhuna, including in the commission of serious human rights abuses, or violations of international humanitarian law. There are reasonable grounds to suspect that, under the leadership of Abdurahem al-Kani, the militia was responsible for enforced disappearances, torture and killings which resulted in eight mass graves being uncovered in Tarhouna. There are reasonable grounds to suspect that he is involved in the activities of the militia and that those activities threatened the peace, stability, and security of Libya and undermined its transition to a democratic, peaceful and independent country. (Gender): Male Listed on: 13/05/2021 Last Updated: 13/05/2021 Group ID: 14106.

and 1 entity:

1. AL-KANIYAT
a.k.a: (1) 7th Brigade (2) 9th Brigade (3) Al-Kani militia (4) Kani Brigade (5) Kaniat (6) Kanyat (7) Tarhuna 7th Brigade (8) Tarhuna Brigade Address: Libya. Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): LIB0074 (UK Statement of Reasons): The al-Kaniyat milita is designated on the basis that there are reasonable grounds to suspect that the militia has committed serious human rights abuses and committed violations of international humanitarian law. There are reasonable grounds to suspect that the al-Kaniyat militia was responsible for enforced disappearances, torture and killings which resulted in eight mass graves being uncovered in Tahouna. There are reasonable grounds to suspect that the militia has been involved in activities that threatened the peace, stability, and security of Libya and undermined its transition to a democratic, peaceful and independent country. Listed on: 13/05/2021 Last Updated: 13/05/2021 Group ID: 14107.

to its Libya sanctions program. They also amended the following existing designation:

1. QADHAFI, Aisha Muammar Muhammed Abu Minyar
DOB: 01/01/1978. POB: Tripoli, Libya a.k.a: SALAM, Aisha, Muhammed, Abdul Passport Details: (1) Oman number 03824970, issued on 4 May 2014, issued in Muscat, Oman (Date of expiration: 3 May 2024). (2) Libya Passport number: 215215 (3) Libya 428720 (4) B/011641 National Identification no: 98606612 Address: Sultanate of Oman. Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): LIB0047 (UN Ref): LYi.009 (Further Identifiying Information): Listed pursuant to paragraphs 15 and 17 of resolution 1970 (Travel Ban, Asset Freeze). INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link: https://www.interpol.int/en/notice/search/un/5525815. Listed on: 27/02/2011 Last Updated: 31/12/2020 13/05/2021 Group ID: 11635.

And the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) issued the following press release:

Press release

UK sanctions Libyan al-Kaniyat militia and its leaders: Minister’s statement

Following new sanctions on the Libyan al-Kaniyat militia and its leaders, the UK’s Minister for the Middle East and North Africa has issued a statement.From:Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Officeand The Rt Hon James Cleverly MPPublished13 May 2021

James Cleverly, Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, said:

These new sanctions send a clear message that those responsible for serious human rights violations or breaches of international humanitarian law in Libya will face consequences.

The al-Kaniyat militia and its leaders, Mohamed al-Kani and Abdurahem al-Kani, oversaw a reign of terror in Tarhuna, Libya, which included enforced disappearances, torture, and the killing of civilians. The persistent climate of impunity in Libya must be addressed and justice provided for the victims.

Notes to editors:

  • Libya is subject to sanctions under the UK Libya sanctions regime. The UK Libya sanctions regime gives effect to the UK’s obligations under United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs) including UNSCR 1970 (2011):

Media enquiries

Email newsdesk@fcdo.gov.uk

Telephone 020 7008 3100

Contact the FCDO Communication Team via email (monitored 24 hours a day) in the first instance, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Links:

OFSI Notice

FCDO Press release

Categories: Libya Sanctions OFSI Updates Sanctions Lists

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