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25 November 2021 International sanction 2021

Updated sanctions report

The Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER has amended Annex 7 to the Regulation of 8. June 2012 on measures against Syria (RS 946.231.172.7) published.

On the 24th On November 11, 2021, the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER amended the list of persons, companies and organizations sanctioned in this context. The change is directly applicable in Switzerland. The WBF has therefore adapted the sanctions database SESAM (SECO Sanctions Management), which is relevant for Switzerland, and published the adaptation on its website. The change will take effect on the 25th. November 2021 at 6 p.m.

Financial intermediaries are invited to block the corresponding assets immediately and to report such business relationships to SECO in accordance with the provisions of the regulation. The notification to SECO does not exempt a financial intermediary from immediately reporting to the Anti-Money Laundering Reporting Office in accordance with Article 9 of the Anti-Money Laundering Act if conditions are met.

Swiss authorities added the following persons:

SSID: 200-46538 Name: Amr Salem
Sex: M DOB: Jan 1958 POB: Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
Justification: Minister of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection. Appointed in Aug 2021. As a Government Minister, shares responsibility for the Syrian regime’s violent repression of the civilian population. Modifications: Listed on 25 Nov 2021
SSID: 200-46545 Name: Boutros Al-Hallaq
Sex: M POB: Damascus Countryside, Syrian Arab Republic
Justification: Minister of information. Appointed in Aug 2021. As a Government Minister, shares responsibility for the Syrian regime’s violent repression of the civilian population. Modifications: Listed on 25 Nov 2021
SSID: 200-46551 Name: Mohammad Seifeddine
Sex: M Good quality a.k.a.: Seif Eddin (Seif El Din)
Justification: Minister of Labour and social affairs. Appointed in Aug 2021. As a Government Minister, shares responsibility for the Syrian regime’s violent repression of the civilian population. Modifications: Listed on 25 Nov 2021
SSID: 200-46557 Name: Diala Barakat
Sex: W DOB: 1980
Justification: Minister of State. Appointed in Aug 2021. As a Government Minister, shares responsibility for the Syrian regime’s violent repression of the civilian population. Modifications: Listed on 25 Nov 2021

to their Syria sanctions program, and updated the following existing individual listings:

SSID: 200-22419 Name: Jassem Mohammad Zakaria
Sex: M Title: Dr. DOB: 1968 Good quality a.k.a.: a) Jasem b) Mohamed (Muhammad, Mohammed)
Justification: Former Minister of Labour and Social Affairs. As a former Government Minister, shares responsibility for the Syrian regime’s violent repression of the civilian population. Modifications: Amended on 6 Nov 2013, 23 Jun 2014, 19 Jan 2016, 26 Jun 2020, 25 Nov 2021

SSID: 200-29895 Name: Ghassan Ahmed Ghannam
Sex: M Good quality a.k.a.: a) Ahmad b) Ghannan (Ghanem) c) Brigadier General (Major General) d) Major General
Justification: Member of the Syrian Armed Forces of the rank of Colonel and the equivalent or higher in post after May 2011. Major General and Commander of the 155th Missile Brigade. Associated with Maher al-Assad through his role in the 155th Missile Brigade. As Commander of the 155th Missile Brigade, he is supporting the Syrian regime and he is responsible for the violent repression of the civilian population. Responsible for firing scud missiles at various civilian sites between Jan and Mar 2013. Relation: Related to Maher Al- Assad (SSID 200-11625) Other information: a) Position: Commander of the 155th Missile Brigade b) Rank: Major General Modifications: Listed on 17 Dec 2014, amended on 11 Oct 2016, 26 Jun 2020, 11 Jun 2021, 25 Nov 2021

SSID: 200-35718 Name: Abdullah Abdullah
Sex: M DOB: 1956
Justification: Former State MinisterMinister of State. Appointed in Aug 2021. As a former Government Minister, shares responsibility for the Syrian regime’s violent repression of the civilian population. Modifications: Listed on 9 Dec 2016, amended on 16 Jun 2017, 13 Aug 2019, 26 Jun 2020, 30 Oct 2020, 25 Nov 2021

SSID: 200-38320 Name: Imad Abdullah Sara
Sex: M DOB: 1968 POB: Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
Justification: Former Minister of Information. Appointed in Jan 20182018. As a former Government Minister, shares responsibility for the Syrian regime’s violent repression of the civilian population. Modifications: Listed on 7 Mar 2018, amended on 26 Jun 2020, 25 Nov 2021

SSID: 200-43776 Name: Talal Al-Barazi
Sex: M DOB: 1963 POB: Hama, Syrian Arab Republic Good quality a.k.a.: Barazi Justification: Former Minister of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection. Appointed in May 2020. As a former Government Minister, shares responsibility for the Syrian regime’s violent repression of the civilian population. Modifications: Listed on 30 Oct 2020, amended on 25 Nov 2021

SSID: 200-43910 Name: Malloul Hussein
Sex: M DOB: 1950 POB: Al-Hasakah Governorate, Syrian Arab Republic Good quality a.k.a.: a) Maloul b) Al-Hussein
Justification: Former Minister of State. Appointed in Aug 2020. As a former Government Minister, shares responsibility for the Syrian regime’s violent repression against the civilian population. Modifications: Listed on 19 Nov 2020, amended on 25 Nov 2021

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Categories: Sanctions Lists SECO Updates Syrian Sanctions

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