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Can you spell Afghanistan? OFSI issues guidance for international NGOs

Guidance For information note: operating within counter-terrorism legislation, counter-terrorism sanctions and export control Updated 11 October 2021 Introduction This “for information note” has been prepared primarily for International Non-Government Organisations (INGOs) but it may apply to other sectors, particularly the financial sector. It provides information on counter-terrorism legislation including the […]

Boo! EU extends counter-terror sanctions till next Halloween

ISIL/Da’esh and Al-Qaeda: sanctions regime prolonged until 31 October 2022 The Council today renewed the existing restrictive measures against ISIL/Da’esh and Al-Qaeda and persons, groups, undertakings and entities associated with them, prolonging the duration of the sanctions regime for a further 12 months until 31 October 2022. Currently, six individuals are subject to restrictive measures, […]

OFAC designates Hizballah financiers

OFAC added the following persons: AL BANAI, Ali Reda Hassan (Arabic: علي رضا حسن البناى) (a.k.a. AL-BANAI, Ali Reda H; a.k.a. AL-BANAI, ‘Ali Ridha’ Hasan; a.k.a. ALBANAI, ‘Ali Ridha Hassan; a.k.a. AL-BANAI, ‘Ali Ridha Hassan; a.k.a. AL-BANAY, Ali Ridha; a.k.a. AL-BANI, Ali Reda H; a.k.a. AL-BANNAY, ‘Ali Ridha Hassan), Al […]

OFAC designates Al-Qaida financier network

OFAC has added the following persons: AL-GHAZLANI, Muhammad Nasr al-Din, Turkey; DOB 06 Sep 1968; nationality Egypt; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT] (Linked To: AL QA’IDA).GURLEYEN, Soner, Istanbul, Turkey; DOB 06 Jun 1988; POB Gaziosmanpasha, Turkey; citizen Turkey; Gender Male; Identification Number 20768654918 (Turkey) (individual) [SDGT] (Linked To: AL QA’IDA).GUZEL, Cebrail […]

UN, SECO remove 1 person from terror sanctions

07 September 2021 Financial sanction Updated sanction notification  The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) has published an amendment to Annex 2 of the Ordinance of October 2, 2000 on Measures against Persons and Organizations with Connections to Usama bin Laden, the Al-Qaida group or the Taliban (SR 946.203). With a […]