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Make it stop, OFSI!!! Another 8 listings amended

As part of its ongoing effort to clean up its sanctions lists, today, UK regulators amended the following Venezuela:

1. PARRA RIVERO, Luis Eduardo Luis
DOB: 07/07/1978. POB: Venezuela Nationality: Venezuela National Identification Number: V-14211633 Position: (1) National Assembly Deputy (2) Vice President of the National Assembly’s Permanent Commission on the Environment (3) Former Deputy of the democratically elected National Assembly of 2015 Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): VEN0034 (UK Statement of Reasons): Luis Parra Rivero is a National Assembly Deputy (2021-2025) having been re-elected on 6 December 2020 in undemocratic parliamentary elections not recognised as free and fair by the UK. He was appointed Vice President of the National Assembly’s Permanent Commission on the Environment in January 2021. Parra Rivero had previously served as a National Assembly Deputy for the period 2016-2020. There are reasonable grounds to suspect that Parra has been involved in undermining democracy in Venezuela by taking office as NA President on 5 January 2020 under an illegitimate process. The evidence indicates that Parra didn’t have the quorum for a session, the session was not moderated by the previous President of the National Assembly and security forces blocked access to MPs that tried to enter the NA to participate in elections for a new National Assembly board. There are also reasonable grounds to suspect that Parra was involved with Operation Alacran, a scandal in which MPs were bribed, intimidated and coerced by the regime (or deputies co-opted by the regime) to not vote for opposition figurehead Juan Guaidó. There are lastly reasonable grounds to suspect that Parra has been involved in undermining democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela through his involvement in a corruption scandal related to the regime’s Committee of Supply and Demand (CLAP). There are also reasonable grounds to suspect that Parra is associated with person who is involved in undermining democracy in Venezuela (Nicolas Maduro), through aiding Maduro’s attacks on and attempts to control the National Assembly. (Gender): Male Listed on: 30/06/2020 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 28/01/2022 17/02/2022 Group ID: 13849.

2. DUARTE, Franklyn Leonardo Franklyn
DOB: 15/05/1977. POB: Venezuela Nationality: Venezuela National Identification Number: V-3304045 Position: Member of the National Assembly Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): VEN0035 (UK Statement of Reasons): Franklyn Duarte is a National Assembly Deputy (2021-2025) having been re-elected on 6 December 2020 in undemocratic parliamentary elections not recognised as free and fair by the UK. Duarte had previously served as a National Assembly Deputy for the period 20156-2020. As a Deputy of the 2015-2020 National Assembly Deputy, there are reasonable grounds to suspect that Franklin Duarte has been involved in the repression of democratic opposition and other actions, policies, or activities which undermine democracy in Venezuela by coming to power through fraudulent/illegitimate elections for the new National Assembly Board on 5 January 2020 and through his involvement with Operation Alacran. There are also reasonable grounds to suspect that Duarte has been acting on behalf of, or at the direction of, a person (Nicolas Maduro) who is involved in repression of political opposition and other actions, policies, or activities which undermine democracy in Venezuela, by enabling him to attack and control the democratically elected National Assembly. There are lastly reasonable grounds to suspect that Duarte is a member of, or associated with, persons who have been involved with the repression of democratic opposition and other actions, policies, and activities which undermined democracy in Venezuela due to his involvement in Operation Alacran. (Gender): Male Listed on: 30/06/2020 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 28/01/2022 17/02/2022 Group ID: 13850.

3. NORIEGA FIGUEROA, Gregorio Jose
Non-Latin Script: José Gregorio NORIEGA FIGUEROA
Title: Member of the National Assembly DOB: 21/02/1969. POB: Venezuela Nationality: Venezuela National Identification Number: V-8348784 Position: Member of the National Assembly Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): VEN0036 (UK Statement of Reasons): Noriega is a National Assembly Deputy (2021- 2025) having been re-elected on 6 December 2020 in undemocratic parliamentary elections not recognised as free and fair by the UK. Noriega had previously served as a National Assembly Deputy for the period 2016-2020. There are reasonable grounds to suspect that Noriega, a member of the Venezuelan National Assembly, has been involved in the repression of democratic opposition in Venezuela and other actions, policies, or activities which undermine democracy in Venezuela, by coming to power through fraudulent/illegitimate elections and by his involvement with Operation Alacran. There are also reasonable grounds to suspect he is associated with Nicolas Maduro, a person who is involved in the repression of democratic opposition and otherwise undermining democracy in Venezuela through his involvement in Operation Alacran. Lastly, there are reasonable grounds to suspect that Noriega was acting on behalf of, or at the command of a person (Nicolas Maduro) who is involved in repression of political opposition and other policies which undermine democracy in Venezuela by aiding his attacks and attempts to control the National Assembly. In July 2020, Noriega, helped by the Venezuelan Supreme Court of Justice (Tribunal Supremo de Justicia (TSJ)), illegitimately took over the leadership of the political party Voluntad Popular, thereby further undermining democracy in Venezuela. (Gender): Male Listed on: 30/06/2020 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 28/01/2022 17/02/2022 Group ID: 13851.

and Syria designations – these include individuals:

1. HASSAN, Samir
a.k.a: (1) AL-HASSAN, Sameer (2) AL-HASSAN, Samir (3) HASAN, Sameer (4) HASAN, Samir (5) HASSAN, Sameer Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): SYR0217 Business interests: Cham Holdings, Byblos Bank Syria, Syrian Kuwaiti Insurance Company, Amir Group (UK Statement of Reasons): Leading businessperson operating in Syria, with interests and/or activities in multiple sectors of Syria's economy. He holds interests in and/or has significant influence in the Amir Group and Cham Holdings, two conglomerates with interests in the real estate, tourism, transport and finance sectors. From March 2014 until September 2018, he held the position of Chairman for Russia of the Bilateral Business Councils following his appointment by Minister of Economy, Khodr Orfali. Samir Hassan supports the regime's war effort with cash donations. Samir Hassan is associated with persons benefitting from or supporting the regime; in particular, he is associated with Rami Makhlouf and Issam Anbouba, both designated persons and benefits from the Syrian regime. (Gender): Male Listed on: 24/08/2011 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 14/02/2022 17/02/2022 Group ID: 12053.

2. JAFARI, Mohammad Ali
DOB: 01/09/1957. POB: Yazd, Iran a.k.a: (1) JAAFARI, Ali (2) JAAFARI, Aziz (3) JAAFARI, Mohamed (4) JAAFARI, Mohamed-Ali (5) JAAFARI, Mohammad, Ali (6) JAAFARI, Mohammad-Ali (7) JAAFARI, Mohammed (8) JAAFARI, Mohammed-Ali (9) JAAFARI, Muhammad (10) JAAFARI, Muhammad-Ali (11) JAFARI, Ali (12) JA'FARI, Ali (13) JA'FARI, Aziz (14) JAFARI, Aziz (15) JAFARI, Mohamed (16) JA'FARI, Mohamed (17) JAFARI, Mohamed-Ali (18) JA'FARI, Mohamed-Ali (19) JA'FARI, Mohammad, Ali (20) JAFARI, Mohammad-Ali (21) JA'FARI, Mohammad-Ali (22) JAFARI, Mohammed (23) JA'FARI, Mohammed (24) JAFARI, Mohammed-Ali (25) JA'FARI, Mohammed-Ali (26) JAFARI, Muhammad (27) JA'FARI, Muhammad (28) JAFARI, Muhammad-Ali (29) JA'FARI, Muhammad-Ali (30) JAFARI-NAJA-FABADI, Ali (31) JAFARI- NAJA-FABADI, Aziz (32) JAFARI-NAJA-FABADI, Mohamed (33) JAFARI-NAJA-FABADI, Mohamed-Ali (34) JAFARI-NAJA-FABADI, Mohammad, Ali (35) JAFARI-NAJA-FABADI, Mohammad-Ali (36) JAFARI-NAJA-FABADI, Mohammed (37) JAFARI-NAJA-FABADI, Mohammed-Ali (38) JAFARI-NAJA-FABADI, Muhammad (39) JAFARI-NAJA-FABADI, Muhammad-Ali Nationality: Iran Position: Former General Commander of Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): IHR0061, INU0011 and SYR0161 Listed under the Iran (Human Rights), Iran (Nuclear), and Syria sanctions regimes. (UK Statement of Reasons): Former General Commander of the IRGC. IRGC and the Sarollah Base commanded by General Aziz Jafari has played a key role in illegally interfering with the 2009 Presidential Elections, arresting and detaining political activists, as well as clashing with protestors in the streets. Brigadier Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari is the former General Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. Involved in providing equipment and support to help the Syrian regime suppress protests in Syria. (Gender): Male Listed on: 24/06/2008 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 28/01/2022 17/02/2022 Group ID: 10638.

3. OURJMAN, Mohamed
DOB: --/--/1966. POB: Damascus, Syria a.k.a: (1) TOURJMAN, Mohammad, Ramez (2) TOURJMAN, Mohammed (3) TOURJMAN, Mohammed, Ramez (4) TOURJMAN, Muhammad (5) TOURJUMAN, Mohamed (6) TOURJUMAN, Mohammad, Ramez (7) TOURJUMAN, Mohammed (8) TOURJUMAN, Muhammad Nationality: Syria Position: Former Minister of Information Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):SYR0167 (UK Statement of Reasons): Former Minister of Information; participated in, benefited from, or otherwise supported the Syrian regime (Gender): Male Listed on: 14/11/2016 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 31/12/2020 17/02/2022 Group ID: 13400.

4. BITAR, Bayan
DOB: 08/03/1947. a.k.a: (1) AL-BITAR, Bayan (2) AL-BITAR, Doctor, Bayan (3) BITAR, Doctor, Bayan Address: PO Box 11037, Damascus, Syria. Position: Managing Director of the Organisation for Technological Industries (OTI) and the Syrian Company for Information Technology (SCIT) Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): SYR0030 (UK Statement of Reasons): Managing Director of the Organisation for Technological Industries (OTI), and the Syrian Company for Information Technology (SCIT), which are both subsidiaries of the Syrian Ministry of Defence, which has been designated by the Council. OTI assists in the production of chemical weapons for the Syrian regime. As Managing Director of OTI and the SCIT Bayan Bitar provides support to the Syrian regime. Due to his role in the production of chemical weapons, he also shares responsibility for the violent repression against the Syrian population. In view of his senior position in these entities, he is also associated with the designated entities OTI and SCIT. (Gender): Male Listed on: 09/03/2015 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 31/12/2020 17/02/2022 Group ID: 13228.

and an entity:

1. SPC Syrian Petroleum Company
a.k.a: Syrian Petroleum Company SPC Address: (1) PO BOX:3378. (2) P.O. BOX: 2849 Dummar Province, Expansion Square, Island 19-Building 32, P.O. BOX: 2849. Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): SYR0335 Oil and Gas (UK Statement of Reasons): State-owned oil company. Provides financial support to the Syrian regime. (Phone number): (1) +963-11-3137913 (2) +963-11-3137935 (3) +963-11-3137977 (4) +963- 11-3137979 (Website): (1) www.spc.com.sy (2) www.spc-sy.com (Email address): (1) spccom1@scs-net.org (2) spccom2@scs-net.org (Type of entity): State-owned Listed on: 26/03/2012 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 31/12/2020 17/02/2022 Group ID: 12644.

on the new Consolidated List, and an individual: on the old Consolidated List.

1. AL-OLABI, Adel Anwar
DOB: --/--/1976. a.k.a: (1) AL-OLABI, Adel, Anouar (2) AL-OLABI, Adil, Anwar (3) EL- OULABI, Adel, Anouar (4) EL-OULABI, Adel, Anwar (5) EL-OULABI, Adil, Anwar Nationality: Syria Position: (1) Governor of Damascus (2) Chairman of Damascus Cham Holding Company Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): SYR0356 Chairman of Damascus Cham Holding Company (DCHC) (UK Statement of Reasons): Leading businessperson benefiting from and supporting the regime. Vice Chairman of Damascus Cham Holding Company (DCHC), the investment arm of the Governorate of Damascus managing the properties of the Governorate of Damascus and implementing the Marota City Project. Adel Anwar Al-Olabi is also the Governor of Damascus, appointed by Bashar Al-Assad in November 2018. As Governor of Damascus and Vice Chair of DCHC, he is responsible for efforts to implement regime policies of developing expropriated land in Damascus (including Decree No.66 and Law No.10), most notably through the Marota City Project. (Gender): Male Listed on: 17/02/2020 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 14/02/2022 17/02/2022 Group ID: 13821.

designations.

Note: On the Hassan Samir and Mohammad Ali Jafari listings, I had to remove the non-Latin script elements from the listing (they were unchanged) – cutting and pasting from the PDF does not work well. UN website listings are OK – it’s just these OFSI ones.

Links:

OFSI Notices – Syria, Venezuela

Categories: OFSI Updates Sanctions Lists Syrian Sanctions Venezuela sanctions

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