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Document 32022D1315

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2022/1315 of 26 July 2022 implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya

ST/11015/2022/INIT

OJ L 198, 27.7.2022, p. 19–21 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2022/1315/oj

27.7.2022   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 198/19


COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISION (CFSP) 2022/1315

of 26 July 2022

implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 31(2) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333 of 31 July 2015 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya, and repealing Decision 2011/137/CFSP (1), and in particular Article 12(2) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy,

Whereas:

(1)

On 31 July 2015 the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333.

(2)

Pursuant to Article 17(2) of Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333, the Council has reviewed the lists of designated persons and entities set out in Annexes II and IV to that Decision.

(3)

The Council has concluded that the entry for one person, who is deceased, should be deleted and that the restrictive measures against all other persons and entities in the lists set out in Annexes II and IV to Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333 should be maintained. In addition, the statement of reasons and identifying information for two persons should be updated.

(4)

Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333 should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Annexes II and IV to Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333 are amended in accordance with the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

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

Done at Brussels, 26 July 2022.

For the Council

The President

J. SÍKELA


(1)  OJ L 206, 1.8.2015, p. 34.


ANNEX

Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333 is amended as follows:

(1)

in Annex II (List of persons and entities referred to in Article 8(2)), Part A (Persons) is amended as follows:

(a)

entry 17 (concerning AL-WERFALLI, Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf) is deleted;

(b)

entry 19 (concerning PRIGOZHIN, Yevgeniy Viktorovich) is replaced by the following:

‘19.

Yevgeniy Viktorovich PRIGOZHIN

(Евгений Викторович Пригожин)

Date of birth: 1 June 1961

Place of birth: Leningrad, former USSR (now St. Petersburg, Russian Federation)

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Yevgeniy Viktorovich Prigozhin is a Russian businessman with close links, including financial, to the Wagner Group, a Russia-based unincorporated private military entity.

In this way, Prigozhin is engaged in and provides support for the Wagner Group’s activities in Libya, which threaten the country’s peace, stability and security.

In particular, the Wagner Group is involved in multiple and repeated breaches of the arms embargo in Libya established in UNSCR 1970 (2011) and transposed in Article 1 of Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333, including the delivery of arms and the deployment of mercenaries into Libya in support of the Libya National Army. The Wagner Group has participated in multiple military operations against the UN-endorsed Government of National Accord and has contributed to damaging the stability of Libya and undermining a peaceful process.

15.10.2020’

(2)

in Annex IV (List of persons and entities referred to in Article 9(2)), Part A (Persons) is amended as follows:

(a)

entry 22 (concerning AL-WERFALLI, Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf) is deleted;

(b)

entry 17 (concerning AL QADHAFI, Quren Salih) is replaced by the following:

‘17.

AL QADHAFI, Quren Salih Quren

a.k.a. Akrin Akrin Saleh, Al Qadhafi Qurayn Salih Qurayn, Al Qadhafi Qu’ren Salih Qu’ren, Salah Egreen

Gender: male

Former Libyan Ambassador to Chad. Has left Chad for Sabha. Involved directly in recruiting and coordinating mercenaries for the regime of the late Muammar Qadhafi.

Closely associated with the former regime of Muammar Qadhafi.

Member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Libya (PFLL), a militia and political party loyal to the late Muammar Qadhafi. Involved in undermining the successful completion of Libya’s political transition by opposing the UN and undermining the UN-facilitated political process, including the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), thereby posing a continued risk to the peace, stability and security of Libya.

12.4.2011’

(c)

entry 24 (concerning PRIGOZHIN, Yevgeniy Viktorovich) is replaced by the following:

‘24.

Yevgeniy Viktorovich PRIGOZHIN

(Евгений Викторович Пригожин)

Date of birth: 1 June 1961

Place of birth: Leningrad, former USSR (now St. Petersburg, Russian Federation)

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Yevgeniy Viktorovich Prigozhin is a Russian businessman with close links, including financial, to the Wagner Group, a Russia-based unincorporated private military entity.

In this way, Prigozhin is engaged in and provides support for the Wagner Group’s activities in Libya, which threaten the country’s peace, stability and security.

In particular, the Wagner Group is involved in multiple and repeated breaches of the arms embargo in Libya established in UNSCR 1970 (2011) and transposed in Article 1 of Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333, including the delivery of arms and the deployment of mercenaries into Libya in support of the Libya National Army. The Wagner Group has participated in multiple military operations against the UN-endorsed Government of National Accord and has contributed to damaging the stability of Libya and undermining a peaceful process.

15.10.2020’


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