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Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1105/2014 of 20 October 2014 implementing Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Syria

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21.10.2014   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 301/7


COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 1105/2014

of 20 October 2014

implementing Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Syria

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 of 18 January 2012 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Syria and repealing Regulation (EU) No 442/2011 (1), and in particular Article 32(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

On 18 January 2012, the Council adopted Regulation (EU) No 36/2012.

(2)

In view of the gravity of the situation, 16 persons and two entities should be added on the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures in Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 36/2012.

(3)

The information relating to three persons and one entity set out in Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 should also be updated.

(4)

By its judgment of 3 July 2014 in Case T-203/12 (2), Mohamad Nedal Alchaar v Council, the General Court annulled Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 363/2013 (3) insofar as it included Dr Mohammad Nidal Al-Shaar in the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures, as set out in Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 36/2012.

(5)

Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 is amended as set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Luxembourg, 20 October 2014.

For the Council

The President

C. ASHTON


(1)  OJ L 16, 19.1.2012, p. 1.

(2)  Not yet published.

(3)  Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 363/2013 of 22 April 2013 implementing Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Syria (OJ L 111, 23.4.2013, p. 1).


ANNEX

I.

The following persons and entities are added to the list of natural and legal persons, entities or bodies set out in Annex II to Council Regulation (EU) No 36/2012.

A.   Persons

 

Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

1.

Houmam Jaza'iri

(a.k.a. Humam al-Jazaeri)

Date of birth: 1977

Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade since 27.8.2014. As Government Minister shares responsibility for the regime's violent repression against the civilian population.

21.10.2014

2.

Mohamad Amer Mardini

(a.k.a. Mohammad Amer Mardini)

Date of birth: 1959.

Place of birth: Damascus

Minister of Higher Education since 27.8.2014. As Government Minister shares responsibility for the regime's violent repression against the civilian population.

21.10.2014

3.

Mohamad Ghazi Jalali

(a.k.a. Mohammad Ghazi al-Jalali)

Date of birth: 1969

Place of birth: Damascus

Minister of Communications and Technology since 27.8.2014. As Government Minister shares responsibility for the regime's violent repression against the civilian population.

21.10.2014

4.

Kamal Cheikha

(a.k.a. Kamal al-Sheikha)

Date of birth: 1961.

Place of birth: Damascus

Minister of Water Resources since 27.8.2014. As Government Minister shares responsibility for the regime's violent repression against the civilian population.

21.10.2014

5.

Hassan Nouri

(a.k.a. Hassan al-Nouri)

Date of birth: 9.2.1960

Minister of Administrative Development since 27.8.2014. As Government Minister shares responsibility for the regime's violent repression against the civilian population.

21.10.2014

6.

Mohammad Walid Ghazal

Date of birth: 1951.

Place of birth: Aleppo.

Minister of Housing and Urban Development since 27.8.2014. As Government Minister shares responsibility for the regime's violent repression against the civilian population.

21.10.2014

7.

Khalaf Souleymane Abdallah

(a.k.a. Khalaf Sleiman al-Abdullah)

Date of birth: 1960.

Place of birth: Deir Ezzor

Minister of Labour since 27.8.2014. As Government Minister shares responsibility for the regime's violent repression against the civilian population.

21.10.2014

8.

Nizar Wahbeh Yazaji

(a.k.a. Nizar Wehbe Yazigi)

Date of birth: 1961

Place of birth: Damascus

Minister of Health since 27.8.2014. As Government Minister shares responsibility for the regime's violent repression against the civilian population.

21.10.2014

9.

Hassan Safiyeh

(a.k.a. Hassan Safiye)

Date of birth: 1949

Place of birth: Latakia

Minister of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection since 27.8.2014. As Government Minister shares responsibility for the regime's violent repression against the civilian population.

21.10.2014

10.

Issam Khalil

Date of birth: 1965

Place of birth: Banias

Minister of Culture since 27.8.2014. As Government Minister shares responsibility for the regime's violent repression against the civilian population.

21.10.2014

11.

Mohammad Mouti' Mouayyad

(a.k.a. Mohammad Muti'a Moayyad)

Date of birth: 1968

Place of birth: Ariha (Idlib)

State Minister since 27.8.2014. As Government Minister shares responsibility for the regime's violent repression against the civilian population.

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12.

Ghazwan Kheir Bek

(a.k.a. Ghazqan Kheir Bek)

Date of birth: 1961.

Place of birth: Latakia

Minister of transport since 27.8.2014. As Government Minister shares responsibility for the regime's violent repression against the civilian population.

21.10.2014

13.

Major General Ghassan Ahmed Ghannan

(a.k.a. Major General Ghassan Ghannan, a.k.a. Brigadier General Ghassan Ahmad Ghanem)

 

As commander of the 155 Missile Brigade, he is supporting the Syrian regime and he is responsible for the violent repression against the civilian population. Responsible for firing at least 25 Scud Missiles at various civilian sites between January and March 2013. Associated with Maher al-Assad.

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14.

Colonel Mohammed Bilal

(a.k.a. Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Bilal)

 

As a senior officer in the Air Force Intelligence Service of Syria, he supports the Syrian regime and he is responsible for the violent repression against the civilian population. He is also associated with the listed Scientific Studies Research Centre (SSRC).

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15.

Mohamed Farahat

(a.k.a. Muhammad Farahat)

 

Vice-President of Finance and Administration at Tri-Ocean Energy, which has been listed by the Council for benefiting from and supporting the Syrian regime, he is therefore associated with a listed entity.

In view of his senior position in Tri-Ocean Energy, he is responsible for the activities of the entity in supplying oil to the regime.

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16.

Abdelhamid Khamis Abdullah

(a.k.a. Abdulhamid Khamis Abdullah a.k.a. Hamid Khamis a.k.a Abdelhamid Khamis Ahmad Adballa)

 

Chairman of Overseas Petroleum Trading Company (OPT) which has been listed by the Council for benefiting from and supporting the Syrian regime. He coordinated shipments of oil to the Syrian regime with listed Syrian state oil company Sytrol. Therefore, he is benefitting from and providing support to the Syrian regime.

In view of his position as the most senior person in the entity he is responsible for its activities

21.10.2014

B.   Entities

 

Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

1.

Pangates International Corp Ltd

(a.k.a. Pangates)

PO Box 8177

Sharjah Airport International Free Zone

United Arab Emirates

Pangates acts as an intermediary in the supply of oil to the Syrian regime. Therefore, it is providing support to and benefiting from the Syrian regime. It is also associated with listed Syrian oil company Sytrol.

21.10.2014

2.

Abdulkarim Group

(a.k.a. Al Karim for Trade and Industry/Al Karim Group)

5797 Damascus

Syria

Parent company of Pangates with operational control of it. As such it is providing support to and benefiting from the Syrian regime. It is also associated with listed Syrian oil company Sytrol.

21.10.2014

II.

The entries concerning the persons and entities listed below, as set out in Annex II to Council Regulation (EU) No 36/2012, are replaced by the following entries.

A.   Persons

 

Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

6.

Muhammad (Image) Dib (Image) Zaytun (Image)

(a.k.a. Mohammed Dib Zeitoun)

Date of birth: 20 May 1951;

Place of birth: Damascus;

diplomatic passport No D000001300

Head of General Security Directorate; involved in violence against demonstrators.

21.10.2014

33.

Ayman (Image) Jabir (Image)

(a.k.a. Jaber)

Place of birth: Latakia

Associate of Mahir al-Assad for the Shabiha militia. Directly involved in repression and violence against the civilian population and coordination of Shabiha militia groups. Also providing financial support to the regime.

21.10.2014

50.

Tarif (Image) Akhras (Image,Image)

(a.k.a. Al Akhras)

Date of birth: 2 June 1951;

Place of birth: Homs, Syria;

Syrian passport nr. 0000092405

Prominent businessman benefiting from and supporting the regime. Founder of the Akhras Group (commodities, trading, processing and logistics) and former Chairman of the Homs Chamber of Commerce. Close business relations with President Al-Assad's family. Member of the Board of the Federation of Syrian Chambers of Commerce. Provided logistical support for the regime (buses and tank loaders).

21.10.2014

B.   Entities

 

Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

17.

Souruh Company

(a.k.a. SOROH Al Cham Company)

Address: Adra Free Zone Area Damascus — Syria;

Tel: +963-11-5327266;

Mobile: +963-933-526812;

+963-932-878282;

Fax:+963-11-5316396

Email: sorohco@gmail.com

Website: http://sites.google.com/site/sorohco

Majority of the shares of the company are owned directly or indirectly by Rami Makhlouf.

21.10.2014


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