Al-Qaida & ISIL (Da’esh) Sanctions

Yesterday, UK officials implemented Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/.1353 by amending the information for the following 2 persons:

1. MAYCHOU,Ali

DOB: 25/05/1983. POB: Taza, Morocco a.k.a: (1) AL MAGHREBI, Abderahmane (2) LE MAROCAIN, Abderrahmane (3) SANHAJI, Abou, Abderahmane Nationality: Moroccan Passport Details: Morocco passport number: V06359364 National Identification no: Morocco identity card AB704306 Address: Mali. Other Information: Un Ref QDi.423. [UN Listing (formerly temporary listing, in accordance with the Policing and Crime Act 2017]. Member of Al Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) (QDe.014), Ansar Eddine (QDe.135), and Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM) (QDe.159). Physical description: height: 185 cm, weight: 80 kg. Listed on: 15/08/2019 Last Updated: 15/08/2019 21/08/2019 Group ID: 13789.

2. AGMOUSSA,Bah

a.k.a: (1) AG MOSSA (2) SALIM, Ammi Nationality: Mali Other Information: UN Ref QDi.424. [UN Listing (formerly temporary listing, in accordance with the Policing and Crime Act 2017]. Founding member of Ansar Eddine (QDe.135), operational leader of Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM) (QDe.159). Listed on: 15/08/2019 Last Updated: 15/08/2019 21/08/2019 Group ID: 13790.

designated under the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida counter terrorism sanctions program.

Links:

OFSI Notice

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/.1353

Earlier today, Australian regulators added the following 2 individuals:

QDi.423 Name: 1: ALI 2: MAYCHOU 3: na 4: na
Name (original script): علي ما يشو
Title: na Designation: na DOB: 25 May 1983 POB: Taza, Morocco Good quality a.k.a.: a) Abderahmane al Maghrebi b) Abderrahmane le MarocainLow quality a.k.a.: Abou Abderahmane Sanhaji Nationality: MoroccoPassport no: Morocco number V06359364 National identification no: Morocco identity card AB704306 Address: Mali Listed on: 14 Aug. 2019Other information: Member of Al Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) (QDe.014), Ansar Eddine (QDe.135), and Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM) (QDe.159). Physical description: height: 185 cm; weight: 80 kg INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link: www.interpol.int/en/How-we-work/Notices/View-UN-Notices-Individuals

QDi.424 Name: 1: BAH 2: AG MOUSSA 3: na 4: na
Title: na Designation: na DOB: na POB: na Good quality a.k.a.: a) Ag Mossa b) Ammi Salim Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: Mali Passport no: naNational identification no: na Address: na Listed on: 14 Aug. 2019 Other information: Founding member of Ansar Eddine (QDe.135), operational leader of Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM) (QDe.159). INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link: www.interpol.int/en/How-we-work/Notices/View-UN-Notices-Individuals

to its Consolidated List after their addition by the United Nations ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee.

Link:

UN Notice

Yesterday, under the authority of the United Nations and European Union Financial Sanctions (Linking) Regulations 2017, UK regulators added the following persons:

1. MAYCHOU,Ali

DOB: 25/05/1983. POB: Taza, Morocco a.k.a: (1) AL MAGHREBI, Abderahmane (2) LE MAROCAIN, Abderrahmane (3) SANHAJI, Abou, Abderahmane Nationality: Moroccan Passport Details: Morocco passport number: V06359364 National Identification no: Morocco identity card AB704306 Address: Mali. Other Information: Un Ref QDi.423. Member of Al Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) (QDe.014), Ansar Eddine (QDe.135), and Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM) (QDe.159). Physical description: height: 185 cm; weight: 80 kg. Listed on: 15/08/2019 Last Updated: 15/08/2019 Group ID: 13789.

2. AGMOUSSA,Bah

a.k.a: (1) AG MOSSA (2) SALIM, Ammi Nationality: Mali Other Information: UN Ref QDi.424. Founding member of Ansar Eddine (QDe.135), operational leader of Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM) (QDe.159). Listed on: 15/08/2019 Last Updated: 15/08/2019 Group ID: 13790.

to their ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida counter terrorism sanctions program.

Link:

OFSI Notice

On Wednesday, Australian officials updated the following entity:

QDe.002 Name: AL-ITIHAAD AL-ISLAMIYA / AIAI
Name (original script): الاتحاد الاسلامي
A.k.a.: na F.k.a.: na Address: na Listed on: 6 Oct. 2001 ( amended on 21 Dec. 2007, 13 Dec. 2011, 18 Mar. 2013, 9 Aug 2019) 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 (QDe.004) by Aiman Muhammed Rabi al-Zawahiri (QDi.006) in Feb. 2012, and is also subject to the sanctions measures set out in Security Council resolution 1844 (2008) concerning Somalia and Eritrea (see www.un.org/sc/suborg/en/sanctions/751).  Leadership included Hassan Abdullah Hersi Al-Turki (QDi.172) and Hassan Dahir Aweys (QDi.042).  AIAI has received funds through the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation (Somalia) (QDe.072). Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 21 Jun. 2010.  INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link:  www.interpol.int/en/How-we-work/Notices/View-UN-Notices-Entities.

after it was modified by the UN ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee.

Link:

UN Notice

Circular to Licensed Corporations and Associated Entities

Anti-Money Laundering / Counter-Financing of Terrorism

Early Alert on United Nations Sanctions

The sanctions committee of the United Nations Security Council (“UNSC”) which administers the sanctions regime for ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida added one entity to and removed one individual from its sanctions list Note 1, 2 on 14 May 2019 (New York time).  Please refer to the relevant press releases issued by the UNSC in Attachment 1.

Licensed corporations (“LCs”) and associated entities (“AEs”) should update their screening databases with the above changes made by the UNSC sanctions committee for sanctions screening of customers and payments.  LCs and AEs are reminded to refer to our circular on United Nations Sanctions issued on 7 February 2018 Note 3 which sets out our expectations on actions that LCs and AEs should take regarding sanctions imposed by the UNSC.

Should you have any queries regarding the contents of this circular, please contact Ms Kiki Wong at 2231 1569 who will assist to refer your queries to the relevant officer.

Intermediaries Supervision Department
Intermediaries Division
Securities and Futures Commission

Enclosure

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SFO/IS/025/2019

Note 1 An updated list specifying “individuals, groups, undertakings and entities”, reflecting the amendments by the sanctions committee of the UNSC, was published under section 25 of the United Nations Sanctions (ISIL and Al-Qaida) Regulation (Cap. 537CB) on the website of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau on 15 May 2019. The list obtained from the website of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau is attached in Attachment 2.
Note 2
 Licensed corporations and associated entities will also be alerted when the updated sanctions list, reflecting the amendments by the sanctions committee of the UNSC, is published under the United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance (Cap. 575) in the Gazette. The website of the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) will also be updated to provide a weblink to the gazette notice thereof for easy reference.
Note 3
 The circular on United Nations Sanctions can be accessed on the SFC’s website (http://www.sfc.hk/edistributionWeb/gateway/EN/circular/aml/aml-regulations/doc?refNo=18EC9)

Links:

HK SFC Circular

UN Press Releases (Attachment 1)

Commerce and Economic Development Bureau List (Attachment 2)

On Wednesday, UK regulators implemented Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/850 by removing the following person:

MOHAMMED, Mazen Salah

DOB: (1) 01/01/1982. (2) 01/01/1980. (3) 18/05/1981. POB: (1) Baghdad (2) Arbil, (1) (2) Iraq a.k.a: (1) ALI HUSSEIN, Mazen (2) MUHAMAD, Issa, Salah Nationality: Iraqi Passport Details: German travel document (Reiseausweis) A 0144378 (revoked as at Sep 2012) Address: Hauzenberg, Germany, 94051.Other Information: UN Ref QI.A.202.05. Member of Ansar Al-Islam. Released from custody in Germany on 18 May 2012 Listed on: 07/12/2005 Last Updated: 06/12/2012 29/05/2019 Group ID: 8784.

from the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida counter terrorism sanctions program.

Link:

OFSI Notice

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/850

On Wednesday, Canadian regulators removed:

QDi.202 Name: 1: MAZEN 2: SALAH 3: MOHAMMED 4: na
Name (original script): مازن صلاح محمد
Title: na Designation: na DOB: 18 May 1981 POB: Arbil, Iraq Good quality a.k.a.: a) Mazen Ali Hussein born 1 Jan. 1982 in Baghdad, Iraq b) Issa Salah Muhamad born 1 Jan. 1980 Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: IraqPassport no: German travel document (“Reiseausweis”) A 0144378 (revoked as at Sep. 2012) National identification no: na Address: 94051 Hauzenberg, Germany Listed on: 6 Dec. 2005 (amended on 21 Oct. 2008, 13 Dec. 2011, 15 Nov. 2012, 1 May 2019) Other information: Member of Ansar Al-Islam (QDe.098). Released from custody in Germany on 18 May 2012. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 30 Jul. 2009. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 2253 (2015) was concluded on 21 Feb. 2019. INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link: www.interpol.int/en/How-we-work/Notices/View-UN-Notices-Individuals

The names of individuals and entities removed from the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al‑Qaida Sanctions List pursuant to a decision by the Committee may be found in the “Press Releases” section on the Committee’s website.  Other information about the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List may also be found on the Committee’s website at the following URL: www.un.org/securitycouncil/sanctions/1267/aq_sanctions_list/procedures-for-delisting.

The ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List is updated regularly on the basis of relevant information provided by Member States and international and regional organizations. An updated List is accessible on the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee’s website at the following URL:  www.un.org/securitycouncil/sanctions/1267/aq_sanctions_list.

The Consolidated United Nations Security Council List is also updated following all changes made to the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List. An updated version of the Consolidated List is accessible via the following URL: www.un.org/securitycouncil/content/un-sc-consolidated-list.

from their counter terror sanctions program, after their delisting by the United Nations ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee. Note that the OSFI page says 4 persons were removed, which is in error.

Links:

OSFI Notice

UN Notice