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Financial Sanctions: Syria

Monday, 9 November 2020

This news release is issued to publicise the addition of eight individuals to the Syria sanctions regime.

Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 has been amended with effect from 6 November  2020, following the publication of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1649.

The following entries have been added to the UK’s Consolidated List and are now subject to an asset freeze.  

  • Bassam TOU’MA (Group ID: 13997)
  • Hassan GHABACHE (Group ID: 13998)
  • Ziyad SABBAGH (Group ID: 13999)
  • Hassan QATANA (Group ID: 14000)
  • Ghassan ZAMEL (Group ID: 14001)
  • Mohamad Fayez BARCHA (Group ID: 14002)
  • Malloul HUSSEIN (Group ID: 14003)
  • Mohammad Samir HADDAD (Group ID: 14004)

Full details can be found in the attached Annex to this news release.

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 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 Syria and links to the UK’s 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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