This news release is issued to publicise the addition of 1 entry under the Somalia Sanctions Regime.
The Somalia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (S.I. 2020/642) 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 engaging in or providing support for acts that threaten the peace, security or stability of Somalia, acting in violation of the general and complete arms embargo, obstructing the delivery of humanitarian assistance to Somalia or that are involved in the commission of a serious human rights violation or abuse, or a violation of international humanitarian law. The Somalia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 have effect in the Isle of Man by the Somalia Sanctions (Application) Regulations 2020 [S.D. 2020/0482].
On 21 February 2022 the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office updated the UK Sanctions List. This list provides details of those designated under sanctions legislation.
The following entry has been added and is now subject to an asset freeze:
1. RAGE, Ali Mohamed
DOB: --/--/1966. POB: Somalia Good quality a.k.a: (1) DHEER, Ali, Mohamed, Rage, Cali (2) DHEERE, Ali (3) DHERE, Ali (4) RAGE, Ali, Mohammed (5) RAGE, Ali, Mohamud Nationality: Somalia Address: Somalia. Position: Spokesperson of Al-Shabaab
Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): SOM0020 (UN Ref): SOi.021 Listed pursuant to paragraph 43(a) of resolution 2093 (2013) as “Engaging in or providing support for acts that threaten the peace, security or stability of Somalia, including acts that threaten the peace and reconciliation process in Somalia, or threaten the Federal Government of Somalia or AMISOM by force.” As a spokesperson for Al-Shabaab, Rage is involved in promulgating and supporting the group’s terrorist activities. INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link: https://www.interpol.int/en/How-we-work/Notices/View-UN-Notices-Individuals (Gender): Male Listed on: 21/02/2022 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 21/02/2022 Last Updated: 21/02/2022 Group ID: 14176.
Consequently the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office updated the Consolidated List. This list provides details of those designated under sanctions legislation.
Further details on the UN measures in respect of Somalia can be found on the relevant UN Sanctions Committee webpage: https://www.un.org/securitycouncil/
Financial institutions and other persons are required to check whether you maintain any accounts or otherwise hold funds or economic resources for, or provide financial services to, the designated individual. If so, you must freeze such accounts or other funds and, unless licensed by the Treasury, not deal with those funds or economic resources, and suspend the provision of any financial services. You must also report your findings to the FIU.
Failure to comply with financial and trade sanctions legislation or to attempting to circumvent its provisions is a criminal offence.
Where a relevant institution has already reported details of accounts, other funds or economic resources held frozen for the designated person, you are not required to report these details again.
Further details of the sanctions regime related to Somalia and links to other financial sanctions regimes may be found on the Customs and Excise pages of the Isle of Man Government website.