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SECO updates counter terror sanctions – 1 updated listing, 3 removed (as per the UN)

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18 January 2022 Financial sanction 2022

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 decision of 17 January 2022, the responsible UN Sanctions Committee amended the list of persons, companies and entities 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 have removed the following 3 entities:

SSID: 10-17227 Foreign identifier: QE.A.103.04. Name: Al-Haramain Foundation (Indonesia)
Good quality a.k.a.: Yayasan Al-Manahil-Indonesia Address: Jalan Laut Sulawesi Blok DII/4, Kavling Angkatan Laut Duren Sawit, Jakarta Timur, 13440, Indonesia (Tel.: 021- 86611265 and 021-86611266; Fax.: 021-8620174 (at time of listing))
Other information: Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 22 Jun 2010. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 2253 (2015) was concluded on 21 Feb 2019. INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link available. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 2368 (2017) was concluded on 15 Nov 2021. Modifications: Amended on 1 May 2019, 29 Dec 2021, de-listed on 17 Jan 2022

SSID: 10-17254 Foreign identifier: QE.A.71.02. Name: Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation Good quality a.k.a.: a) Vazir b) Vezir Address: a) 64 Poturmahala, Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina b) Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Other information: Under criminal investigation by the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina as of Nov 2007. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 22 Jun 2010. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 2368 (2017) was concluded on 4 Dec 2019. INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link available. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 2368 (2017) was concluded on 15 Nov 2021. Modifications: Amended on 8 May 2015, 9 May 2018, 14 Jan 2020, 29 Dec 2021, de-listed on 17 Jan 2022

SSID: 10-17262 Foreign identifier: QE.A.72.02. Name: Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation (Somalia)
Address: Somalia
Other information: Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 22 Jun 2010. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 2253 (2015) was concluded on 21 Feb 2019. INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link available. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 2368 (2017) was concluded on 15 Nov 2021. Modifications: Amended on 21 Jan 2015, 1 Jul 2015, 1 May 2019, 29 Dec 2021, de-listed on 17 Jan 2022

and updated the following one:

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 https://www.un.org/sc/suborg/en/sanctions/751). Leadership included Hassan Dahir Aweys (QI.D.42.01). AIAI has received funds through the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation (Somalia) (QE.A.72.02Somalia). Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 21 Jun 2010. INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link available. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 2368 (2017) was concluded on 24 Nov 2020. Modifications: Amended on 19 Apr 2013, 8 Feb 2019, 14 Aug 2019, 23 Feb 2021, 17 Jan 2022

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

The 3 removals were as per the United Nations ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee – here are their listings:

QDe.071 Name: AL-HARAMAIN ISLAMIC FOUNDATION
A.k.a.: a) Vazir b) Vezir F.k.a.: na Address: a) (64 Poturmahala, Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina) b) Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Listed on: 13 Mar. 2002 (amended on 26 Dec. 2003, 16 Sep. 2008, 16 Jun. 2011, 9 May 2018, 6 Dec. 2019) Other information: Under criminal investigation by the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina as of Nov. 2007. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 22 Jun. 2010. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 2368 (2017) was concluded on 4 Dec. 2019. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 2368 (2017) was concluded on 15 November 2021. INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link: https://www.interpol.int/en/How-we-work/Notices/View-UN-Notices-Entities

QDe.072 Name: AL-HARAMAIN ISLAMIC FOUNDATION (SOMALIA)
A.k.a.: na F.k.a.: na Address: Somalia Listed on: 13 Mar. 2002 (amended on 13 Dec. 2011, 15 Jun. 2015, 1 May 2019) Other information: Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 22 Jun. 2010. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 2253 (2015) was concluded on 21 Feb. 2019. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 2368 (2017) was concluded on 15 November 2021. INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link: https://www.interpol.int/en/How-we-work/Notices/View-UN-Notices-Entities

QDe.103 Name: AL-HARAMAIN FOUNDATION (INDONESIA)
A.k.a.: Yayasan Al-Manahil-Indonesia F.k.a.: na Address: (Jalan Laut Sulawesi Blok DII/4, Kavling Angkatan Laut Duren Sawit, Jakarta Timur 13440 Indonesia (at time of listing); Tel.: 021-86611265 and 021-86611266; Fax.: 021-8620174) Listed on: 26 Jan. 2004 (amended on 21 Mar. 2012, 1 May 2019) Other information: Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 22 Jun. 2010. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 2253 (2015) was concluded on 21 Feb. 2019. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 2368 (2017) was concluded on 15 November 2021. INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link: https://www.interpol.int/en/How-we-work/Notices/View-UN-Notices-Entities

Links:

FINMA Notice

Data files of updates – PDF, XML

UN Notice

Categories: Al-Qaida & ISIL (Da'esh) Sanctions Sanctions Lists SECO Updates Terrorism UN Updates

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