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On Tuesday, UK regulators corrected 3 listings that had been made under the counter terrorism sanctions program under Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/24. As per OFSI’s notice:

2. On 9 January 2019, OFSI published a Notice which outlined that 2 individuals and 1 entity had been added to the consolidated list.

3. The update to the consolidated list on 8 October 2019 completes the additional information sections for these listings. Details of this correction can be found in the Annex to this Notice.

4. Assadollah Asadi, Saeid Hashemi Moghadam and the Directorate for Internal Security of the Iranian Ministry for Intelligence and Security are all still subject to an asset freeze.

Here are the corrected listings – individual:

1. ASADI, Assadollah

DOB: 22/12/1971. POB: Tehran, Iran Nationality: Iranian Passport Details: Iranian diplomatic passport number: D9016657 Other Information: EU listing only Listed on: 09/01/2019 Last Updated: 09/01/2019 08/10/2019 Group ID: 13740.

2. HASHEMI MOGHADAM, Saeid

DOB: 06/08/1962. POB: Tehran, Iran Nationality: Iranian Passport Details: Passport number: D9016290, valid until 4.2.2019. Other Information: EU listing only Listed on: 09/01/2019 Last Updated: 09/01/2019 08/10/2019 Group ID: 13741.

and entity:

1. DIRECTORATE FOR INTERNAL SECURITY OF THE IRANIAN MINISTRY FOR INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY

Other Information: EU listing only Listed on: 09/01/2019 Last Updated: 09/01/2019 08/10/2019 Group ID: 13742.

The only real difference being the “Other Information” information.

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OFSI Notice

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/24

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EU Notice

On Friday, UK regulators implemented Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1586 by adding the following 7 individuals:

1. HURTADO,NestorBlanco

DOB: 26/09/1982. National Identification no: V-15222057 Position: Major in the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) Other Information: Has operated alongside officials in the Directorate-General of Military Counter-Intelligence (Direccion General de Contrainteligencia Militar (DGCIM)) since at least December 2017 Listed on: 27/09/2019 Last Updated: 27/09/2019 Group ID: 13791.

2. MARRERO,RafaelRamonBlanco

DOB: 28/02/1968. National Identification no: V-6250588 Position: Deputy Director of the Directorate-General of Military Counter-Intelligence (Direccion General de Contrainteligencia Militar (DGCIM)) and Division General of the Venezuelan Bolivarian National Army Listed on: 27/09/2019 Last Updated: 27/09/2019 Group ID: 13792

3. CALDERON, Carlos

Position: Senior office holder (referred to as Commissioner, Director and Director General) in the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN). Listed on: 27/09/2019 Last Updated: 27/09/2019 Group ID: 13793

4. MARRERO, Alexis Enrique Escalona

DOB: 12/10/1962. Position: Chief in Charge of the National Office Against Organized Crime and Terrorist Financing (ONDOFT) Other Information: National Commander of the National Anti-Extortion and Kidnapping Command (Comando Nacional Antiextorsion y Secuestro (CONAS) between 2014 and 2017. Listed on: 27/09/2019 Last Updated: 27/09/2019 Group ID: 13794.

5. QUINTERO, Rafael Antonio Franco

DOB: 14/10/1973. National Identification no: V-11311672 Position: Agent in the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN) Other Information: Head of Investigations at the Directorate-General of Military Counter-Intelligence (Direccion General de Contrainteligencia Militar (DGCIM)) between at least 2017 and December 2018 Listed on: 27/09/2019 Last Updated: 27/09/2019 Group ID: 13795.

6. ARTEAGA, Alexander Enrique Granko

DOB: 25/03/1981. National Identification no: V-14970215 Position: Head (Director) of the Special Affairs Division (DAE) of the Directorate-General of Military Counter-Intelligence (Direccion General de Contrainteligencia Militar (DGCIM)) Listed on: 27/09/2019 Last Updated: 27/09/2019 Group ID: 13796.

7. MIJARES, Hannover Esteban Guerrero

DOB: 14/01/1971. Other Information: Head of Investigations at the Directorate- General of Military Counter-Intelligence (Direccion General de Contrainteligencia Militar (DGCIM)) from at least April 2019 to August 2019. As Head of Investigations he supervised the DGCIM facility in Boleita. Listed on: 27/09/2019 Last Updated: 27/09/2019 Group ID: 13797.

to their Venezuela sanctions program.

And the EU issued a notice:

and the High Representative issued a statement:

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on Venezuela

The people of Venezuela continue to face a dramatic situation. The regional impact of the crisis is unprecedented, with severe risks for regional stability. On the political front, the dismantlement of institutional checks and balances has eroded democracy and the rule of law, while repression, including against members of the National Assembly, and serious human rights violations take place with impunity. This grave situation, as reported by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN HCHR), cannot be ignored. 

In this context, and as stated in its Declaration of 16 July, the EU has decided to apply additional targeted measures against seven members of the security and intelligence forces involved in torture and other serious human rights violations. The EU reaffirms its backing for the UN HCHR in her efforts to protect the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all Venezuelans. In this respect it supports the steps taken towards ensuring a permanent presence of OHCHR in Venezuela and the free access of UN Special procedures to the country. The EU underlines the need to fully implement the totality of the recommendations from the UN HCHR report.

The EU expresses its concern at the temporary suspension of the Oslo facilitated talks and calls on the parties to return to an inclusive, credible and serious negotiation on the basis of the previously agreed agenda. The EU reiterates its willingness to contribute to promote the enabling conditions for such a process, through the International Contact Group, including by working with other relevant actors in the international community to provide a supporting framework.

A negotiated transition leading to transparent and internationally monitored presidential elections, the reinstitution of the public powers and a package of guarantees enabling political coexistence are essential elements to overcome the crisis.

The EU confirms its readiness to work on further targeted measures to foster such a negotiated transition. At the same time it recalls that its targeted restrictive measures do not affect the population and can be reversed in light of progress made towards the restoration of democracy, rule of law and human rights in Venezuela.

In the meantime, addressing the humanitarian and social emergency in Venezuela is urgent and long overdue. The EU considers vital the increase and acceleration of a coordinated assistance, both inside and outside the country. In this context, the EU will hold an International Solidarity Conference on the Venezuelan Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Brussels end of October. This initiative will be co-hosted with UNHCR and IOM, in close articulation with the Quito process.

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EU Notice

EU Declaration

OFSI Notice

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1586

On Monday, UK officials implemented Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1574 by amending the following Central African Republic sanctions listing:

1. ADAM,Nourredine

DOB: (1) –/–/1970. (2) –/–/1969. (3) –/–/1971. (4) 01/01/1970. (5) 01/01/1971 POB: (1) Ndele, Central African Republic (2) Algenana, Sudan a.k.a: (1) ADAM, Mahamat, Nouradine (2) ADAM, Nourreddine (3) ADAM, Nourreldine (4) ADAM, Nureldine (5) ABDALLAH, Mohamed Adam Brema Nationality: (1) Central African Republic (2) Sudan Passport Details: (1) D00001184 (CAR passport) (2) no: P04838205 (Passport issued under the name of Mohamed Adam Brema Abdallah) National identification no: 202-2708-8368 (Sudan). Address: (1) Birao, Central African Republic. (2) Sudan. Position: a) General, b) Minister for Security, c) Director General of the Extraordinary Committee for the Defence of Democratic Achievements Other Information: Noureddine is one of the original leaders of the Seleka. He has been identified as both a General and the President of one of the armed rebel groups of the Seleka, the Central PJCC, a group formally known as the Convention of Patriots for Justice and Peace and whose acronym is also acknowledged as CPJP. He is also a former head of the “Fundamental” splinter group of the Convention of Patriots for Justice and Peace (CPJP/F). Listed on: 24/06/2014 Last Updated: 04/12/2014 23/09/2019 Group ID: 12999.

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OFSI Notice

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1574