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Thursday, 25 May 2017

On 25 May 2017, the European Union published Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/890 of 24 May 2017 implementing Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No 224/2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in the Central African Republic.

This followed the United Nations Security Council Committee established pursuant to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2127 (2013) adding on 17 May 2017 one further person to the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures.

The following person is therefore subject to an asset freeze in the Island with effect from 25 May 2017.

Abdoulaye HISSENE (alias: a) Abdoulaye Issène; b) Abdoulaye Hissein; c) Hissene Abdoulaye; d) Abdoulaye Issène Ramadane; e) Abdoulaye Issene Ramadan; f) Issene Abdoulaye

Date of birth: 1967

Place of birth: Ndele, Bamingui-Bangoran, Central African Republic

Nationality: Central African Republic

Passport no: CAR diplomatic passport no. D00000897, issued on 5 April 2013 (valid until 4 April 2018)

Address: a) KM5, Bangui, Central African Republic b) Nana-Grebizi, Central African Republic

Date of UN designation: 17 May 2017

Date if designation in the EU: 25 May 2017

Other Information: Hissène was formerly the Minister of Youth and Sports as part of the Cabinet for the Central African Republic's former President Michel Djotodia. Prior to that, he was the head of the Convention of Patriots for Justice and Peace, a political party. He also established himself as a leader of armed militias in Bangui, in particular in the ‘PK5’ (3rd district) neighbourhood.

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. 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 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 resources held frozen for the designated individual they are not required to report these details again.

Further details of the sanctions regime related to the Central African Republic 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.

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