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Document 32012D0634

Council Decision 2012/634/CFSP of 15 October 2012 amending Decision 2011/782/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Syria

OJ L 282, 16.10.2012, p. 50–57 (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No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 29/11/2012; Repealed by 32012D0739

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2012/634/oj

16.10.2012   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 282/50


COUNCIL DECISION 2012/634/CFSP

of 15 October 2012

amending Decision 2011/782/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 1 December 2011, the Council adopted Decision 2011/782/CFSP (1).

(2)

In view of the gravity of the situation in Syria, additional restrictive measures should be imposed.

(3)

The purchase, import or transport of arms from Syria, as well as the provision of related financing or financial assistance, should be prohibited.

(4)

In addition, flights operated by Syrian Arab Airlines should not be allowed access to the airports of Member States, without prejudice to the obligations of Member States under international law, in particular relevant international civil aviation agreements.

(5)

It should be specified that the prohibition against making funds or economic resources available to Syrian Arab Airlines does not apply to acts or transactions carried out for the sole purpose of evacuating citizens of the Union and their family members from Syria.

(6)

Moreover, additional persons and entities should be included in the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures as set out in Annex I to Decision 2011/782/CFSP. In particular, all Syrian Government Ministers should be designated in view of their collective responsibility for the violent repression against the civilian population in Syria.

(7)

The restrictive measures should be maintained against former ministers of the Syrian Government since they may still be considered to be associated with the regime and its violent repression against the civilian population. The entries for those persons should therefore be amended.

(8)

Furthermore, two persons and one entity should be removed from the list of persons and entities subject to the restrictive measures.

(9)

Further action by the Union is needed in order to implement certain measures in this Decision.

(10)

Decision 2011/782/CFSP should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Decision 2011/782/CFSP is hereby amended as follows:

(1)

the following Article is inserted:

‘Article 2a

1.   The purchase, import or transport of arms and related material of all types, including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment and spare parts for the aforementioned, from Syria or originating in Syria, shall be prohibited.

2.   It shall be prohibited to provide, directly or indirectly, financing or financial assistance, including financial derivatives, as well as insurance and reinsurance, and brokering services related to insurance and reinsurance, for any purchase, import or transport of the items referred to in paragraph 1, from Syria or originating in Syria.’;

(2)

Article 17a is replaced by the following:

‘Article 17a

1.   Member States, in accordance with their national legislation and consistent with international law, in particular relevant international civil aviation agreements, shall take the necessary measures to prevent access to the airports under their jurisdiction of all exclusively cargo flights operated by Syrian carriers and all flights operated by Syrian Arab Airlines.

2.   Paragraph 1 shall not apply to the access to airports under the jurisdiction of Member States of flights operated by Syrian Arab Airlines, necessary for the sole purpose of evacuating citizens of the Union and their family members from Syria.’;

(3)

in Article 19, the following paragraph is inserted:

‘11.   Paragraphs 1 and 2 shall not apply to acts or transactions carried out, with regard to Syrian Arab Airlines, for the sole purpose of evacuating citizens of the Union and their family members from Syria.’.

Article 2

Annex I to Decision 2011/782/CFSP shall be amended as set out in the Annex to this Decision.

Article 3

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

Done at Luxembourg, 15 October 2012.

For the Council

The President

C. ASHTON


(1)  OJ L 319, 2.12.2011, p. 56.


ANNEX

I.

The persons and entities listed below shall be added to the list of persons and entities set out in Annex I to Decision 2011/782/CFSP.

A.   Persons

 

Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

1.

Dr. Qadri Jameel

 

Vice Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer’s Protection. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

16.10.2012

2.

Waleed Al Mo’allem

 

Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

16.10.2012

3.

Major general Fahd Jassem Al Freij

 

Minister of Defence and military commander. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

16.10.2012

4.

Dr. Mohammad Abdul Sattar Al Sayed

 

Minister of Religious Endowments. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

16.10.2012

5.

Eng. Hala Mohammad Al Nasser

 

Minister of Tourism. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

16.10.2012

6.

Eng. Bassam Hanna

 

Minister of Water Resources. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

16.10.2012

7.

Eng. Subhi Ahmad Al Abdallah

 

Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

16.10.2012

8.

Dr. Mohammad Yahiya Mo’alla

 

Minister of Higher Education. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

16.10.2012

9.

Dr. Hazwan Al Wez

 

Minister of Education. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

16.10.2012

10.

Dr. Mohamad Zafer Mohabak

 

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

16.10.2012

11.

Dr. Mahmud Ibraheem Sa’iid

 

Minister of Transport. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

16.10.2012

12.

Dr. Safwan Al Assaf

 

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

16.10.2012

13.

Eng. Yasser Al Siba’ii

 

Minister of Public Works. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

16.10.2012

14.

Eng Sa’iid Ma’thi Hneidi

 

Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

16.10.2012

15.

Dr. Lubana Mushaweh

 

Minister of Culture. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

16.10.2012

16.

Dr. Jassem Mohammad Zakaria

 

Minister of Labour and Social Affairs. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

16.10.2012

17.

Omran Ahed Al Zu’bi

 

Minister of Information. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

16.10.2012

18.

Dr. Adnan Abdo Al Sikhny

 

Minister of Industry. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

16.10.2012

19.

Najm Hamad Al Ahmad

 

Minister of Justice. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

16.10.2012

20.

Dr. Abdul Salam Al Nayef

 

Minister of Health. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

16.10.2012

21.

Dr. Ali Heidar

 

State Minister for National Reconciliation Affairs. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

16.10.2012

22.

Dr. Nazeera Farah Sarkees

 

State Minister for Environmental Affairs. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

16.10.2012

23.

Mohammad Turki Al Sayed

 

State Minister. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

16.10.2012

24.

Najm-eddin Khreit

 

State Minister. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

16.10.2012

25.

Abdullah Khaleel Hussein

 

State Minister. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

16.10.2012

26.

Jamal Sha’ban Shaheen

 

State Minister. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

16.10.2012

27.

Suleiman Maarouf

(a.k.a. Sulayman Mahmud Ma’ruf, Sleiman Maarouf, Mahmoud Soleiman Maarouf)

Passport: in possession of a UK passport

Businessman close to President Al-Assad’s family. Owns shares in the listed TV station Dounya TV. Close to Muhammad Nasif Khayrbik, who has been designated. Supports the Syrian regime.

16.10.2012

28.

Raza Othman

Wife of Rami Makhlouf

She has close personal and financial relations with Rami Makhlouf, cousin of president Bashar Al-Assad and principal financer of the regime, who has been designated. As such, associated with the Syrian regime, and benefiting from it.

16.10.2012

B.   Entities

 

Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

1.

Megatrade

Address:

Aleppo Street

P.O. Box 5966

Damascus, Syria

Fax: 963114471081

Acts as a proxy for the Scientific Military research Institute (SSRC), which is listed. Involved in trade in dual use goods prohibited by EU sanctions for the Syrian government.

16.10.2012

2.

Expert Partners

Address:

Rukn Addin

Saladin Street, Building 5

PO Box: 7006

Damascus, Syria

Acts as a proxy for the Scientific Military research Institute (SSRC), which is listed. Involved in trade in dual use goods prohibited by EU sanctions for the Syrian government.

16.10.2012

II.

The entries for the persons and entities set out in Annex I to Decision 2011/782/CFSP listed below shall be replaced by the entries below:

 

Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

1.

Dr Wael Nader Al –Halqi

Born 1964 in the Daraa Province

Prime Minister and former Minister of Health. As Prime Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

27.2.2012

2.

Muhammad Ibrahim Al-Sha’ar

(a.k.a. Mohammad Ibrahim Al-Chaar)

Born 1956 in Aleppo

Minister of the Interior. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

1.12.2011

3.

Dr Mohammad Al-Jleilati

Born 1945 in Damascus

Minister of Finance. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

1.12.2011

4.

Imad Mohammad Deeb Khamis

(a.k.a.: Imad Mohammad Dib Khamees)

Born 1 August 1961 near Damascus

Minister of Electricity. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

23.3.2012

5.

Omar Ibrahim Ghalawanji

Born 1954 in Tartus

Vice Prime Minister for Services Affairs, Minister of Local Administration. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

23.3.2012

6.

Joseph Suwaid

(a.k.a. Joseph Jergi Sweid)

Born 1958 in Damascus

Minister of State. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

23.3.2012

7.

Eng Hussein Mahmoud Farzat

(a.k.a.: Hussein Mahmud Farzat)

Born 1957 in Hama

Minister of State. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

23.3.2012

8.

Mansour Fadlallah Azzam

(a.k.a.: Mansur Fadl Allah Azzam)

Born 1960 in the Sweida Province

Minister for Presidency Affairs. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

27.2.2012

9.

Dr Emad Abdul-Ghani Sabouni

(a.k.a.: Imad Abdul Ghani Al Sabuni)

Born 1964 in Damascus

Minister of Telecommunications and Technology. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population.

27.2.2012

10.

General Ali Habib Mahmoud

Born 1939 in Tartous

Former Minister of Defence. Associated with the Syrian regime and the Syrian military, and its violent repression against the civilian population.

1.8.2011

11.

Tayseer Qala Awwad

Born 1943 in Damascus

Former Minister of Justice. Associated with the Syrian regime and its violent repression against the civilian population.

23.9.2011

12.

Dr Adnan Hassan Mahmoud

Born 1966 in Tartous

Former Minister of Information. Associated with the Syrian regime and its violent repression against the civilian population.

23.9.2011

13.

Dr Mohammad Nidal Al-Shaar

Born 1956 in Aleppo

Former Minister of Economy and Trade. Associated with the Syrian regime and its violent repression against the civilian population.

1.12.2011

14.

Sufian Allaw

Born 1944 in al-Bukamal, Deir Ezzor

Former Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources. Associated with the regime and its violent repression against the civilian population.

27.2.2012

15.

Dr Adnan Slakho

Born 1955 in Damascus

Former Minister of Industry. Associated with the regime and its violent repression against the civilian population.

27.2.2012

16.

Dr Saleh Al-Rashed

Born 1964 in Aleppo Province

Former Minister of Education. Associated with the regime and its violent repression against the civilian population.

27.2.2012

17.

Dr Fayssal Abbas

Born 1955 in Hama Province

Former Minister of Transport. Associated with the regime and its violent repression against the civilian population.

27.2.2012

18.

Ghiath Jeraatli

Born 1950 in Salamiya

Former Minister of State. Associated with the regime and its violent repression against the civilian population.

23.3.2012

19.

Yousef Suleiman Al-Ahmad

Born 1956 in Hasaka

Former Minister of State. Associated with the regime and its violent repression against the civilian population.

23.3.2012

20.

Hassan al-Sari

Born 1953 in Hama

Former Minister of State. Associated with the regime and its violent repression against the civilian population.

23.3.2012

III.

The persons and entity listed below shall be removed from the list of persons and entities set out in Annex I to Decision 2011/782/CFSP.

1.

Salim Altoun

2.

Youssef Klizli

3.

Altoun Group


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