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22 August 2019 

Financial sanction

Updated sanction message 

The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) has published an amendment to Annex 2 of the Ordinance of 2 October 2000 on Measures against Persons and Organizations Related to Usama bin Laden, the Al-Qaïda or the Taliban (SR 946.203).

By decision of 20 August 2019, the relevant UN Sanctions Committee amended the list of persons, companies and organizations sanctioned in this context. The change is directly applicable in Switzerland. On 21 August 2019, SECO therefore adapted the SESAM (SECO Sanctions Management) sanction database, which is relevant for Switzerland, and published the adaptation on its website .

Financial Intermediaries are requested to immediately block the relevant assets and to report such business relationships to SECO in accordance with the provisions of the Regulation. Notification to SECO does not release a financial intermediary from reimbursing reports to the Money Laundering Reporting Office without delay if the requirements are fulfilled, in accordance with Art. 9 of the Money Laundering Law.

Earlier today, Swiss regulators updated the following individual listing:

SSID: 10-40887 Foreign identifier: QDi.424 Name: Bah Ag Moussa

DOB: a) 1 Jan 1958 b) 31 Dec 1952 c) 28 Oct 1956 Good quality a.k.a.: a) Ag Mossa b) Ammi Salim Nationality: Mali

Relation: a) Founding member of Ansar Eddine (QE.A.135.13., SSID 10-24350) b) Operational leader of Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM) (QDe.159, SSID 10- 39764) Other information: INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link available. Modifications: Listed on 14 Aug 2019, amended on 20 Aug 2019

made under its Al-Qaida/bin Laden/Taliban counter terrorism sanctions program.

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FINMA Notice

Data files of updates – PDF, XML

The U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice Program is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the identification or location of key ISIS leaders Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla, Sami Jasim Muhammad al-Jaburi, and Mu‘taz Numan ‘Abd Nayif Najm al-Jaburi.

More information about these reward offers is located on the Rewards for Justice website at www.rewardsforjustice.net.  We encourage anyone with information on these individuals to contact the Rewards for Justice office via the website, email (INFO@rewardsforjustice.net), phone (1-800-877-3927 in North America), or mail (Rewards for Justice, Washington, D.C., 20520-0303, USA). Individuals may also contact the Regional Security Officer at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.  All information will be kept strictly confidential.

The Rewards for Justice Program is an effective law enforcement tool and is administered by the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service.  Since its inception in 1984, the program has paid in excess of $150 million to more than 100 people who provided actionable information that helped bring terrorists to justice or prevented acts of international terrorism worldwide.  Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Rewards4Justice.

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State Department Media Note

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.

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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.

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UN Notice

Updated sanction message

The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) has published an amendment to Annex 2 of the Ordinance of 2 October 2000 on Measures against Persons and Organizations Related to Usama bin Laden, the Al-Qaïda or the Taliban (SR 946.203).

By decision of 14 August 2019, the relevant UN Sanction Committee amended the list of persons, companies and organizations sanctioned in this context. The change is directly applicable in Switzerland.

On 15 August 2019, SECO therefore adapted the Swiss sanctions database SESAM (SECO Sanctions Management), which was decisive for Switzerland, and published the adaptation on its website .

Financial Intermediaries are requested to immediately block the relevant assets and to report such business relationships to SECO in accordance with the provisions of the Regulation. Notification to SECO does not release a financial intermediary from reimbursing reports to the Money Laundering Reporting Office without delay if the requirements are fulfilled, in accordance with Art. 9 of the Money Laundering Law.

On Friday, Swiss authorities added:

SSID: 10-40870 Foreign identifier: QDi.423 Name: Ali Maychou

DOB: 25 May 1983 POB: Taza, Morocco Good quality a.k.a.: a) Abderahmane al Maghrebi b) Abderrahmane le Marocain Low quality a.k.a.: Abou Abderahmane Sanhaji Address: Mali Nationality: Morocco Identification document: a) Passport No. V06359364, Morocco (Morocco number) b) ID card No. AB704306, Morocco (Morocco identity card)

Relation: a) Member of The Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (QE.T.14.01., SSID 10-17785) b) Member of Ansar Eddine (QE.A.135.13., SSID 10-24350) c) Member of Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM) (QDe.159, SSID 10-39764) Other information: Physical description: height: 185 cm; weight: 80 kg INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link available. Modifications: Listed on 14 Aug 2019

SSID: 10-40887 Foreign identifier: QDi.424 Name: Bah Ag Moussa

Good quality a.k.a.: a) Ag Mossa b) Ammi Salim Nationality: Mali

Relation: a) Founding member of Ansar Eddine (QE.A.135.13., SSID 10-24350) b) Operational leader of Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM) (QDe.159, SSID 10- 39764) Other information: INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link available. Modifications: Listed on 14 Aug 2019

and amended:

SSID: 10-17293 Foreign identifier: QE.A.2.01. Name: Al-Itihaad Al-Islamiya / AIAI Relation: a) Leadership included Hassan Dahir Aweys (QI.D.42.01., SSID 10-14871) b) Received funds through the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation (Somalia) (QE.A.72.02., SSID 10-17262) 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 (QE.A.4.01) by Aiman Muhammed Rabi al-Zawahiri (QI.A.6.01) in Feb 2012, and is also subject to the sanctions measures set out in Security Council resolution 1844 (2008) concerning Somalia and Eritrea (see http://www.un.org/sc/committees/751/index.shtmlhttps://www.un.org/sc/suborg/en/sanctions/751). Leadership included Hassan Abdullah Hersi Al-Turki and Hassan Dahir Aweys (QI.D.42.01.).). AIAI has received funds through the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation (Somalia) (QE.A.72.02). Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 21 Jun 20102010. INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link available. Modifications: Amended on 19 Apr 2013, 8 Feb 2019, 14 Aug 2019

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FINMA Notice

Data files of updates – PDF, XML

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.

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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.

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UN Notice