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Financial Sanctions: Libya

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

This news release is issued in respect of the asset freezing measures relating to Libya.

Annex III to Council Regulation (EU) No 2016/44 has been amended with effect from 1 August 2020, following the publication of Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2020/1130 (“the Amending Regulation”). The Amending Regulation was made following a review of the list of designated persons and entities.

The following entry has been amended and are still subject to an asset freeze.


Deleted information appears in square brackets. Additional information appears in italics.


GHWELL, Khalifa

DOB: (1) 01/01/1951 (2) 01/01/1956.

POB: Misurata, Libya

a.k.a: (1) AL GHWEIL, Khalifa (2) AL-GHAWAIL, Khalifa (3) GHAWIL, Khalifa, Mohamed

Nationality: Libya

Passport Details: (1) A005465 (Libya) issued 12 April 2015, expiresd 11 April 2017 (2) J690P666 (Libya), issued 12 June 2016, expires 11 June 2024

Address: Qasr Ahmed Street, Misurata, Libya

Other Information: EU listing. Not UN. Gender: male. Former so-called ‘Prime Minister and Defence Minister’ of the internationally unrecognised General National Congress (‘GNC’) (also known as the ‘National Salvation Government’). On 7 July 2015, showed his support for the Steadfastness Front (Alsomood), a new military force of 7 brigades to prevent a unity government from forming in Tripoli, by attending the signing ceremony to inaugurate the force with GNC ‘President’ Nuri Abu Sahmain. Played a central role in obstructing the establishment of the GNA established under the Libya Political Agreement. On 15 January 2016, ordered the arrest of any members of the new Security Team, appointed by the Prime Minister Designate of the Government of National Accord, who set foot in Tripoli.

Listed on: 01/04/2016 Last Updated: [14/07/2020] 03/08/2020 Group ID: 13347.

Financial institutions and other persons are requested to check whether they maintain any accounts or otherwise hold funds or economic resources for, or provide financial services to, the designated individual. If so, they must freeze such accounts or other funds and, unless licensed by the Treasury, refrain from dealing with said funds or economic resources, and suspend the provision of any financial services. Where a relevant institution has already reported details of accounts, other funds or economic resources held frozen for the designated individual they are not required to report these details again.They must also report their findings to the FIU.

Failure to comply with financial sanctions legislation or to seek to circumvent its provisions is a criminal offence.

Further details of the sanctions regime related to Libya and links to the UK’s Consolidated List of individuals and entities subject to other financial sanctions regimes may be found  on the Customs and Excise pages of the Isle of Man Government website.

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