This news release is issued in respect of the asset freezing measures relating to Libya. The EU has imposed sanctions on two individuals for human rights abuses and on three entities involved in violating the arms embargo.
Annex III to Council Regulation (EU) No 2016/44 has been amended with effect from 21 September 2020 following the publication of Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2020/1309.
The following entries have been added to the UK’s Consolidated List and are now subject to an asset freeze.
AL-WERFALLI, Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf
POB: Werfalla Tribe, West of Libya or Elrseefa (Bani Walid)
a.k.a: AL-WARFALLI, Mahmud
Position: Commander (lieutenant) of the Benghazi-based al‐Saiqa Brigade
Other Information: EU listing only. Gender: male. Al-Werfalli is responsible for and has directly or indirectly engaged in serious human rights abuses including killings and executions. Has been linked to the killing of thirty-three persons between June 2016 and July 2017 in several incidents as well as a mass execution of ten persons on 24 January 2018.
Listed on: 21/09/2020 Last Updated: 21/09/2020 Group ID: 13913.
a.k.a: DIAB, Mousa
Other Information: EU listing only. Gender: male. Diab is responsible for and has directly engaged in serious human rights abuses including human trafficking and the kidnapping, raping and killing of migrants and refugees. He held migrants and refugees in captivity in an illegal detention camp near Bani Walid, where they were treated in an inhuman and degrading manner. Several migrants and refugees were killed when they tried to escape from the detention camp.
Listed on: 21/09/2020 Last Updated: 21/09/2020 Group ID: 13914.
a.k.a: (1) Air Sigma (2) Sigma Aviation
Address: Markov Str. 11, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 050013.
Other Information: EU listing only. Sigma Airlines is a commercial cargo air company which operates aircrafts found to have violated the arms embargo in Libya. The UN has identified Sigma Airlines as one of the commercial air cargo providers operating in non-compliance with the UN embargo on the transfer of military material to Libya. Telephone: +77272922305. Website: https://airsigma.pro/. Registered under name Kenesbayev Umirbek Zharmenovich.
Listed on: 21/09/2020 Last Updated: 21/09/2020 Group ID:13915
Address: Liman Mh. Gezi Cd. No:22/3, Ilkadim, Samsun, Turkey.
Other Information: EU listing only. Avrasya Shipping is a maritime company which operates a vessel called Cirkin found to have violated the arms embargo in Libya. In particular, the Cirkin has been linked to transports of military material to Libya in May and June 5 2020. Telephone: +90 549 720 1748. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.avrasyashipping.com/iletisim.
Listed on: 21/09/2020 Last Updated: 21/09/2020 Group ID: 13916.
MED WAVE SHIPPING
Address: (1) Adel Al-Hojrat Building No3, 1st Floor, Opposite Swefieh, Mall-Swefieh, PO Box 850880, Amman, Jordan, 11185.(2) Ground Floor, Orient Queen Homes Building, John Kennedy, Ras Beirut, Lebanon.(3) Office 511, 5th Floor, Baraka Building, Dauwar Al-Waha, Jordan.
Other Information: EU listing only. Med Wave Shipping is a maritime company which operates a vessel called Bana found to have violated the arms embargo in Libya. In particular, the Bana has been linked to transports of military material to Libya in January 2020. Telephone: +962787064121, +96265865550, and +96265868550. Email: email@example.com.
Listed on: 21/09/2020 Last Updated: 21/09/2020 Group ID: 13917.
Financial institutions and other persons are required to check whether they maintain any accounts or otherwise hold funds, financial assets, economic benefits and economic resources for the designated individuals and entities. If so, they must freeze such accounts or funds and, unless licensed by the Treasury, refrain from dealing with said funds or economic resources, and suspend the provision of any financial services. 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.