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Financial Sanctions: Syria

Monday, 15 March 2021

This news release is issued to publicise the addition of six entries under the Syria sanctions regime.

The Syria (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/792) were made under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (the Sanctions Act) and provide for the freezing of funds and economic resources of certain persons, entities or bodies involved in repressing the civilian population in Syria or who is or has been involved in supporting or benefitting from the Syrian regime and who are or have been carrying on prohibited activities related to chemical weapons. The Syria (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 have effect in the Isle of Man by the Syria Sanctions(Application) Regulations 2020 [SD 2020/0503].

On 15 March 2021 the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office updated the UK Sanctions List. This list provides details of those designated under regulations made under the Sanctions Act .

The following entries have been added and are now subject to an asset freeze.  

  • Muhammad Bara AL-QATIRJI (Group ID: 14068)
  • Faisal AL-MIQDAD (Group ID: 14069)
  • Luna AL-SHIBL (Group ID: 14070)
  • Malik ALIAA (Group ID: 14071)
  • Yasser Hussein IBRAHIM (Group ID: 14072)
  • Zaid SALAH (Group ID: 14073)

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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