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Document 32011D0628

Council Decision 2011/628/CFSP of 23 September 2011 amending Decision 2011/273/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Syria

OJ L 247, 24.9.2011, p. 17–21 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 30/11/2011; Repealed by 32011D0782

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2011/628/oj

24.9.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 247/17


COUNCIL DECISION 2011/628/CFSP

of 23 September 2011

amending Decision 2011/273/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Syria

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 29 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

On 9 May 2011, the Council adopted Decision 2011/273/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Syria. (1)

(2)

In light of the seriousness of the situation in Syria, the Union has decided to adopt additional restrictive measures against the Syrian regime.

(3)

Investment in key sectors in the oil industry in Syria should be prohibited.

(4)

The delivery of Syrian denominated banknotes and coinage to the Central Bank of Syria should be prohibited.

(5)

Additional persons and entities should be subject to the restrictive measures set out in Decision 2011/273/CFSP.

(6)

The information relating to certain persons on the list in the Annex to that Decision should be updated.

(7)

Decision 2011/273/CFSP should be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Decision 2011/273/CFSP is hereby amended as follows:

(1)

Article 2b is replaced by the following:

‘Article 2b

The following shall be prohibited:

(a)

the granting of any financial loan or credit to enterprises in Syria that are engaged in the Syrian oil industry sectors of exploration, production or refining, or to Syrian or Syrian-owned enterprises engaged in those sectors outside Syria;

(b)

the acquisition or extension of a participation in enterprises in Syria that are engaged in the Syrian oil industry sectors of exploration, production or refining, or in Syrian or Syrian-owned enterprises engaged in those sectors outside Syria, including the acquisition in full of such enterprises and the acquisition of shares or securities of a participating nature;

(c)

the creation of any joint venture with enterprises in Syria that are engaged in the Syrian oil industry sectors of exploration, production or refining and with any subsidiary or affiliate under their control.’;

(2)

The following Articles are added:

‘Article 2c

1.   The prohibitions in Article 2a shall be without prejudice to the execution, until 15 November 2011, of obligations provided for in contracts concluded before 2 September 2011.

2.   The prohibitions in Article 2b(a) and (b) respectively:

(i)

shall be without prejudice to the execution of an obligation arising from contracts or agreements concluded before 23 September 2011;

(ii)

shall not prevent the extension of a participation, if such extension is an obligation under an agreement concluded before 23 September 2011.

Article 2d

The delivery of Syrian denominated banknotes and coinage to the Central Bank of Syria shall be prohibited.’;

(3)

Article 4(3)(e) is replaced by the following:

‘(e)

necessary for humanitarian purposes, such as delivering or facilitating the delivery of assistance, including medical supplies, food, humanitarian workers and related assistance, or evacuations from Syria;’.

Article 2

The persons and entities listed in Annex I to this Decision shall be added to the list set out in the Annex to Decision 2011/273/CFSP.

Article 3

In the Annex to Decision 2011/273/CFSP, the entries for the following persons:

(1)

Emad GHRAIWATI;

(2)

Tarif AKHRAS;

(3)

Issam ANBOUBA,

shall be replaced by the entries set out in Annex II to this Decision.

Article 4

This Decision shall enter into force on the date of its adoption.

Done at Brussels, 23 September 2011.

For the Council

The President

M. DOWGIELEWICZ


(1)  OJ L 121, 10.5.2011, p. 11.


ANNEX I

Persons and entities referred to in Article 2

Persons

 

Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

1.

Tayseer Qala Awwad

DoB: 1943; PoB Damascus

Minister of Justice. Associated with the Syrian regime, including by supporting its policies and practices of arbitrary arrest and detention.

23.09.2011

2.

Dr. Adnan Hassan Mahmoud

DoB: 1966; PoB Tartous

Minister of Information. Associated with the Syrian regime, including by supporting and promoting its information policy.

23.09.2011


Entities

 

Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

1.

Addounia TV (a.k.a. Dounia TV)

Telephone: +963-11-5667274, +963-11-5667271,

Fax: +963-11-5667272

Website: http://www.addounia.tv

Addounia TV has incited violence against the civilian population in Syria.

23.09.2011

2.

Cham Holding

Cham Holding Building Daraa Highway - Ashrafiyat Sahnaya Rif Dimashq – Syria P.O Box 9525

Tel +963 (11) 9962 +963 (11) 668 14000 +963 (11) 673 1044

Fax +963 (11) 673 1274

Email info@chamholding.sy

www.chamholding.sy

Controlled by Rami Makhlouf; largest holding company in Syria, benefiting from and supporting the regime.

23.09.2011

3.

El-Tel Co. (a.k.a. El-Tel Middle East Company)

Address: Dair Ali Jordan Highway, P.O.Box 13052, Damascus – Syria

Telephone: +963-11-2212345

Fax: +963-11-44694450

Email: sales@eltelme.com

Website: www.eltelme.com

Manufacturing and supplying telecommunication equipment for the Army.

23.09.2011

4.

Ramak Constructions Co.

Address: Daa'ra Highway, Damascus, Syria

Telephone: +963-11-6858111

Mobile: +963-933-240231

Construction of military barracks, border post barracks and other buildings for Army needs.

23.09.2011

5.

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

Address: Adra Free Zone Area

Damascus – Syria

Telephone: +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

Investment in local military industrial projects, manufacturing weapons parts and related items. 100 % of the company is owned by Rami Makhlouf.

23.09.2011

6.

Syriatel

Thawra Street, Ste Building 6ème étage, BP 2900

Tel: +963 11 61 26 270

Fax: +963 11 23 73 97 19

Email: info@syriatel.com.sy;

Website: http://syriatel.sy/

Controlled by Rami Makhlouf; provides financial support to the regime: through its licensing contract it pays 50 % of its profits to the Government.

23.09.2011


ANNEX II

Persons referred to in Article 3

 

Name

Identifying information (date of birth, place of birth …)

Reasons

Date of listing

1.

Emad GHRAIWATI

DoB: March 1959; PoB: Damascus, Syria

President of the Damascus Chamber of Industry (Zuhair Ghraiwati Sons). Provides economic support to the Syrian regime.

2.9.2011

2.

Tarif AKHRAS

DoB: 1949; PoB: Homs, Syria

Founder of the Akhras Group (commodities, trading, processing and logistics), Homs. Provides economic support to the Syrian regime.

2.9.2011

3.

Issam ANBOUBA

DoB: 1949; PoB: Lattakia, Syria

President of Issam Anbouba Est. for agro-industry. Provides economic support to the Syrian regime.

2.9.2011


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