This news release is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against South Sudan.
Annex II to Council Regulation (EU) No 735/2015 has been amended with effect from 3 February 20178, following the publication of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2018/164.
The Council adopted this decision in view of the ever deteriorating humanitarian and security situation in South Sudan.
The following entries have been added to the UK’s consolidated list and are now subject to an asset freeze
1. LEUTH, Michael, Makuei
POB: (1) Bor, South Sudan, (2) Bor, Sudan.
Position: Minister for Information and Broadcasting
Listed on: 03/02/2018 Last Updated: 05/02/2018 Group ID: 13610.
2. MALONG, Paul
DOB: (1) 02/01/1962. (2) 12/04/1960. (3) 04/12/1960. (4) 30/01/1960.
POB: (1) Malualkon, Sudan, (2) Malualkon, South Sudan. (3) Warawar, Sudan, (4) Warawar, South Sudan.
Other Information: Paul Malong was Chief of the General Staff of the SPLA (Sudan People's Liberation Army) until May 2017.
Listed on: 03/02/2018 Last Updated: 05/02/2018 Group ID: 13609.
3. RIAK, Malek, Reuben
Title: Lieutenant General
POB: Yei, South Sudan
Position: Deputy Chief of Defence Staff and Inspector General of the government's army
Other Information: he served as Deputy Chief of Staff of the SPLA for Training (March 2016 – May 2017), and Deputy Chief of the SPLA (January 2013- March 2016).
Listed on: 03/02/2018 Last Updated: 05/02/2018 Group ID: 13611
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 individuals 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 Sanctions Officer at the Customs and Excise Division of the Treasury.
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 South Sudan 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.