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SECO also adds Emraan Ali to its counter terror sanctions

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26 November 2021 Financial sanction

Updated sanctions report

The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) has amended Annex 2 to the Ordinance of 2. October 2000 on measures against persons and organizations with links to Usama bin Laden, the group “Al-Qaïda” or the Taliban (RS 946.203).

By order of 23. On November 11, 2021, the responsible UN Sanctions Committee amended the list of persons, companies and organizations sanctioned in this context. The change is directly applicable in Switzerland. SECO has therefore adapted the SESAM (SECO Sanctions Management) sanctions database, which is relevant for Switzerland, and published the adaptation on its website.

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, as per the United Nations ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee, added:

SSID: 10-46568 Foreign identifier: QDi.430 Name: Emraan Ali
DOB: 4 Jul 1967 POB: Rio Claro, Trinidad and Tobago Low quality a.k.a.: Abu Jihad TNT Address: a) United States (in detention, Federal Detention Center – Miami, Register Number: 10423-509) b) #12 Rio Claro Mayaro Road, Rio Claro, Trinidad (previous location 2008-Mar 2015) c) #7 Guayaguayare Road, Rio Claro, Trinidad (previous location circa 2003) d) United States (previous location- Jan 1991-2008) Nationality: a) Trinidad and Tobago b) United States Identification document: a) Passport No. TB162181, Trinidad and Tobago, Date of issue: 27 Jan 2015, Expiry date: 26 Jan 2020 b) Passport No. 420985453, United States, Expiry date: 6 Feb 2017 c) ID card No. 19670704052, Trinidad and Tobago Justification: Senior member of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), listed as Al- Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115). Recruited for ISIL and instructed individuals to perpetrate terrorist acts via online video. Physical description: height 176 cm, weight 73 kg, medium built, colour of eyes- brown, colour of hair- black/bald, complexion- brown. Speaks English. INTERPOL- UN Security Council Special Notice web link available. Relation: Related to Al-Qaida in Iraq (QE.J.115.04., SSID 10-17311) Modifications: Listed on 23 Nov 2021

to their Al-Qaida/bin Laden/Taliban counter terrorism sanctions program.

Links:

FINMA Notice

Data files of updates – PDF, XML

Categories: Sanctions Lists SECO Updates Terrorism

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