This news release is issued to publicise the amendment of 1 entry under the Libya Sanctions Regime.
The Libya (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (S.I. 2020/1665) were made under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (the Sanctions Act) and provide for the freezing of funds and economic resources of certain persons, entities or bodies involved in the commission of a serious human rights violation or abuse in Libya; the commission of a serious breach of international humanitarian law in Libya; activities undermining Libya’s transition to a democratic, peaceful and independent country or any other activity that threatens the peace, stability and security of Libya. The Libya (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 have effect in the Isle of Man by the Libya Sanctions (Application) Regulations 2020 [S.D. 2020/0584].
On 16 September 2022 the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office updated the UK Sanctions List. This list provides details of those designated under sanctions legislation.
Deleted information appears in [square brackets]. Additional information appears in italics.
- The following entry has been amended and is still subject to an asset freeze:
1. Yevgeniy Viktorovich PRIGOZHIN (Group ID: 13968)
Name (non-Latin script): Евтений Викторович ПРИГОЖИН Title: Mr DOB: 01/06/1961. POB: Leningrad (St Petersburg), Russia a.k.a: (1) PRIGOZHIN, Yevgeny (2) PRIGOZHIN, Evgeny Nationality: Russia Passport Number: 40 07 136936 Position: (1) Responsible for and support to the Wagner Group (2) Funder and former director of Internet Research Agency Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):LIB0071 (UK Statement of Reasons): [Yevginey Viktorovich Prigozhin is a Russian businessman with close links, including financially, to the private military company Wagner Group. In this way, Prigozhin is engaged in and providing support for Wagner Group’s activities in Libya, which threaten the country’s peace, stability and security. In particular, Wagner Group is involved in multiple and repeated breaches of the arms embargo in Libya established in UNSCR 1970 (2011) including delivery of arms as well as deployment of mercenaries into Libya in support of the Libya National Army. Wagner Group has participated in multiple operations against the UN-endorsed Government of National Accord and has contributed to damaging the stability of Libya and undermining a peaceful process.] Yevgeniy Viktorovich Prigozhin is or has been involved in activities which threaten the peace, stability and security of Libya or undermine its transition to a democratic, peaceful and independent country, through his responsibility and provision of support for the activities in Libya of the organisation known as the Wagner Group. The Wagner Group is a Russia-based private military company but its organisation is purposely opaque to obscure its ownership and in order to provide a deniable military capability for the Russian State. The Wagner Group is or has been operating in Libya in contravention of the United Nations arms embargo established by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1970 (2011) and, through its activities in Libya in support of Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army, threatens the peace, stability and security of Libya or undermines its transition to a democratic, peaceful and independent country. (Gender): Male Listed on: 15/10/2020 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: [31/12/2020] 16/09/2022 Group ID: 13968.
What you must do
Financial institutions and other persons are required to check whether you maintain any accounts or otherwise hold funds or economic resources for, or provide financial services to, designated individuals. If so, you must freeze such accounts or other funds and, unless licensed by the Treasury, not deal with those funds or economic resources, make those funds or economic resources available to a designated person, or make those funds or economic resources available for the benefit of a designated person. You must also report your findings to the FIU.
Failure to comply with financial and trade sanctions legislation or to attempting to circumvent its provisions is a criminal offence.
Where a relevant institution has already reported details of accounts, other funds or economic resources held frozen for the designated person, you are not required to report these details again.
Consequently the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office updated the Consolidated List. This list provides details of those designated under sanctions legislation.
Further details on the UN measures in respect of Libya can be found on the relevant UN Sanctions Committee webpage: https://www.un.org/securitycouncil/
Further details of the sanctions regime related to Libya and links to other financial sanctions regimes may be found on the Customs and Excise pages of the Isle of Man Government website.