This news release is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida organisations.
Annex I to Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 has been amended with effect from 5 April 2018, following the publication of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2018/537.
The Amending Regulation reflects the decision made on 29 March 2018 by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Committee established pursuant to Resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) to add 1 entity to the UN ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Organisations list.
The following entity has been added to the sanctions list and is now subject to an asset freeze.
KHATIBA IMAM AL-BUKHARE (KIB)
a.k.a: KHATAIB AL-IMAM AL-BUKHARI
Address: (1) Afghanistan/Pakistan border area (previous location). (2) Idib, Aleppo and Khama, Syrian Arab Republic (operation zone). (3) Khan-Shaykhun, Syrian Arab Republic, (53km south of Idib, location as at March 2018).
Other Information: UN Ref QDe.158. Associated with Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QDe.137). Committed terrorist attacks in the Syrian Arab Republic. Since 2016, redeployed to Northern Afghanistan to project attacks against Central Asia countries.
Listed on: 05/04/2018 Last Updated: 05/04/2018 Group ID: 13624.
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 entity. 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 also report their findings to the Financial Intelligence Unit (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 ISIL and Al-Qaida 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.