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Financial Sanctions Notice ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida 21 September 2020

Description

1. Council Regulation (EC) 881/2002 (“the Regulation”) imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida organisations has been amended.

2. Identifying information for the individuals and entities listed in the Annex to this Notice has been amended.

3. The following entries have been amended and remain subject to an asset freeze:

Individuals:

  • AL-CHERIF, Said Ben Abdelhakim Ben Omar
  • AL-DRISSI, Noureddine Ben Ali Ben Belkassem
  • AL-HABLAIN, Ibrahim Suleiman Hamad
  • AL-HAMRAOUI, Kamal Ben Maoeldi Ben Hassan
  • ALJARBA, Tarad Mohammad  Alnori Alfares
  • AL-SUBHI, Azzam Abdullah Zureik Al-Maulid
  • BOUYEHIA, Hamadi Ben Abdul Aziz Ben Ali
  • ESSAADI, Moussa Ben Omar Ben Ali
  • JARRAYA, Khalil Ben Ahmed Ben Mohamed
  • ZARKAOUI, Imed Ben Mekki

Entity:

  • Wafa Humanitarian Organisation

4. You must:

  • check whether you maintain any accounts or hold any funds or economic resources for the persons set out in the Annex to this Notice.
  • freeze such accounts, and other funds or economic resources.
  • refrain from dealing with the funds or assets or making them available (directly or indirectly) to such persons unless licensed by the Minister for External Relations (“MER”).
  • report any findings to MER, together with any additional information that would facilitate compliance with the Regulation.
  • provide any information concerning the frozen assets of designated persons that MER may request. Information reported to MER may be passed on to other regulatory authorities or law enforcement.

5. Where a relevant institution has already reported details of accounts, other funds or economic resources held frozen for designated persons, they are not required to report these details again.

6. Failure to comply with financial sanctions legislation or to seek to circumvent its provisions is a criminal offence.

7. The Regulation is implemented in Jersey by EU Legislation (Sanctions – ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida) (Jersey) Order 2016 (‘the ISIL Order’) which is implemented under the Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (Jersey) Law 2019 (“SAFL”).

8. On 17 September 2020 Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1297 (“the Amending Regulation”) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union by the Council of the European Union.

9. The Amending Regulation amended Annex I to the Regulation with effect from 17 September 2020. Any changes to the Annex are effective immediately in Jersey by virtue of the ambulatory provisions of the ISIL Order.

10. A copy of the Amending Regulation can be obtained from the website of the Official Journal of the European Union.

11. Copies of Jersey sanctions Orders and other legislation, including the ISIL Order and SAFL, can be found on the Jersey Legal Information Board website.

12. Copies of recent Notices, certain EU Regulations and Jersey legislation can be found on the ISIL financial sanctions page on the Jersey Financial Services Commission website.

13. For more information on financial sanctions please see the Jersey Financial Services Commission guidance on financial sanctions.

14. Non-media enquiries, reports and licence applications should be addressed to:

Head of International Compliance

Office of the Chief Executive

External Relations

sanctions@gov.je

15. Full details of the amendments can be found here.


 

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