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Financial Sanctions: Libya

Thursday, 16 June 2022

This news release is issued to publicise the amendment of 1 entry under the Libya Sanctions Regime.

The Libya (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (S.I. 2020/1665) 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 the commission of a serious human rights violation or abuse in Libya; the commission of a serious breach of international humanitarian law in Libya; activities undermining Libya’s transition to a democratic, peaceful and independent country or any other activity that threatens the peace, stability and security of Libya. The Libya (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 have effect in the Isle of Man by the Libya Sanctions (Application) Regulations 2020 [S.D. 2020/0584].

On 16 June 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 amended and is still subject to an asset freeze:


Deleted information appears in square brackets. Additional information appears in italics.


1. GHWELL, Khalifa

DOB: 01/01/1956.
POB: Misurata, Libya
a.k.a: (1) AL GHWEIL, Khalifa (2) AL-GHAWAIL, Khalifa (3) GHAWIL, Khalifa, Mohamed
Nationality: Libya
Passport Number: (1) A005465. (2) J690P666
Passport Details: (1) Issued 12/04/2015. Expired 11/04/2017. (2) Libya. Issued 12 June 2016. Expires 11 June 2024.
Address: Qasr Ahmed Street, Misurata, Libya.
Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):LIB0032 (UK Statement of Reasons):In his capacity as the so-called 'Prime Minister and Defence Minister' off the internationally unrecognised General National Congress ('GNC')(also known as the 'National Salvation Government'), and therefore responsible for their activities. Ghwell has engaged in activity threatening the peace, security and stability of Libya and undermining its political transition. (Gender): Male
Listed on: 01/04/2016
UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020
Last Updated: [19/01/2021] 16/06/2022
Group ID: 13347.

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 Libya can be found on the relevant UN Sanctions Committee webpage:

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, designated individuals. If so, you must freeze such accounts or other funds and, unless licensed by the Treasury, not deal with those funds or economic resources, make those funds or economic resources available to a designated person, or make those funds or economic resources available for the benefit of a designated person. 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 Libya and links 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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