This news release is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Republic of Guinea-Bissau.
Following the publication of Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 559/2013, the Council of the European Union has amended Annex I to Council Regulation (EU) No 377/2012 ("Regulation 377/2012") with effect from 19 June 2013.
Annex I to Regulation 377/2012 lists the persons, groups and entities covered by the freezing of funds and economic resources under that Regulation.
The changes in Annex I to Regulation 377/2012 are the identifying information for one entry.
Deleted information appears in square brackets [ ]. Additional information appears in italics.
DOB: [06/01/1962] 18/12/1954
Passport details: AAISO40158 (Guinea-Bissau). Issued 2 Oct 2012. Expires 2 Oct 2015.
Position: Protocol advisor to the Armed Forces Chief of Staff. Colonel and Chief of Protocol of the Headquarters of the Armed Forces.
Other Information: Also serves in military intelligence
Group ID: 12684
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 person. 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. They must report their findings to the Sanctions Officer at the Customs and Excise Division of the Treasury. Where a relevant institution has already reported details of accounts, other funds or economic resouces held frozen for the designated person they are not required to report these details again.
Further details of the sanctions regime related to Guinea-Bissau and links to the 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.