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Unpacking OSFI’s Anti-terrorism financing tables

Well, Mr. Watchlist learned something, the hard way – by misunderstanding OSFI’s anti-terrorism financing web page and tables. I’ll forgive myself a little – until late December, all of OSFI’s news releases modifying these tables emanated from changes promulgated by the United Nations. But there are actually 3 sources of […]

December 29, 2016: UN, OSFI modify one Taliban sanctions listing

On Thursday, Canadian officials modified the following anti-terror listing:  TAi.011 Name: 1: AKHTAR 2: MOHAMMAD 3: MANSOUR 4: SHAH MOHAMMEDName (original script): اختر محمد منصور شاه محمدTitle: a) Maulavi b) Mullah Designation: Minister of Civil Aviation and Transportation under the Taliban regime DOB: a) Approximately 1960 b) 1966 POB: Band-e-Timur village, Maiwand District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan Good quality a.k.a.: a) Akhtar Mohammad Mansour Khan Muhammad b) Akhtar Muhammad […]

Finnish regulatory update

The latest update from Finnish authorities references the following recent changes to EU restrictive measures: Financial sanctions Afghanistan / Taliban Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/1748 Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1736  Burundi Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/1745   Yemen Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/1747 Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1737  Syria Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/1746 Council […]

September 15, 2016: HK SFC AML/CTF Circular

The September 15th circular from the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) included 2 Web Notices from the United Nations Sanctions Committees: an amendment to the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida listing of Tarkhan Ismailovich Gaziev and 14 amendments to the Taliban sanctions list. Links: HK SFC Notice HK SFC […]

September 9, 2016: UN, DFAT, OSFI update 14 Taliban sanctions listings

Last Thursday, Australian and Canadian regulators implemented changes promulgated by the United Nations Taliban Sanctions Committee: TAi.004  Name: 1: MOHAMMED 2: OMAR 3: GHULAM NABI 4: naName (original script): محمد عمر غلام نبیTitle: Mullah Designation: Leader of the Faithful (‘Amir ul-Mumineen’), Afghanistan DOB: a) Approximately 1966 b) 1960 c) 1953 POB: a) Naw Deh village, Deh Rawud District, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan b) Noori village , […]

Not just for terrorists anymore

The United Nations maintains Narrative Summary pages for a number of sanctions programs. While we have profiled persons on the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida sanctions list, we will now, from time to time, list ones from the other programs. Below is a list of all the Narrative Summary pages. And […]

July 21, 2016: UN, DFAT, OSFI amend one Taliban sanctions listing

Last Thursday, Australian regulators updated the following Taliban sanctions listing (Canadian regulators made their change on Monday, July 25th):  TAi.172  Name: 1: QARI RAHMATULLAH 2: RAHMAT SHAH NAWAZ 3: 4:Name (original script): قاری رحمت  رحمت الله شاه نواز   Title: na Alhaj Designation: na DOB: a) 1981 b) 1982 POB: Shadal (variant Shadaal) Bazaar, Achin District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan Good quality a.k.a.: a) Qari Rahmat (previously listed as) b) Kari Rahmat Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: naAfghan Passport no.: na National identification no.: na Address: […]