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Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/280 of 25 February 2016 amending Decision 2012/642/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Belarus

OJ L 52, 27.2.2016, p. 30–33 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2016/280/oj

27.2.2016   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 52/30


COUNCIL DECISION (CFSP) 2016/280

of 25 February 2016

amending Decision 2012/642/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Belarus

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

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

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

Whereas:

(1)

On 15 October 2012, the Council adopted Decision 2012/642/CFSP (1).

(2)

On the basis of a review of Decision 2012/642/CFSP, the restrictive measures against Belarus should be extended until 28 February 2017.

(3)

The application of the travel ban and asset freeze should be maintained in respect of four persons listed in Annex I to Decision 2012/642/CFSP.

(4)

Decision 2012/642/CFSP should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Decision 2012/642/CFSP is amended as follows:

(1)

throughout the Decision, the term ‘Annex I’ is replaced by the term ‘Annex’;

(2)

in Article 6, paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

‘1.   The Council, acting upon a proposal by a Member State or the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, shall adopt amendments to the list contained in the Annex as required by political developments in Belarus.’;

(3)

Article 8 is replaced by the following:

‘Article 8

1.   This Decision shall apply until 28 February 2017.

2.   This Decision shall be kept under constant review and shall be renewed, or amended as appropriate, if the Council deems that its objectives have not been met.’;

(4)

Annex I is replaced by the text set out in the Annex to this Decision;

(5)

Annex II is deleted.

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, 25 February 2016.

For the Council

The President

K.H.D.M. DIJKHOFF


(1)  Council Decision 2012/642/CFSP of 15 October 2012 concerning restrictive measures against Belarus (OJ L 285, 17.10.2012, p. 1).


ANNEX

‘ANNEX

Persons referred to in Articles 3(1) and 4(1)

 

Names

Transcription of Belarusian spelling

Transcription of Russian spelling

Names

(Belarusian spelling)

Names

(Russian spelling)

Identifying Information

Reasons for listing

1.

Navumau, Uladzimir Uladzimiravich

Naumov, Vladimir Vladimirovich

НАВУМАЎ, Уладзiмiр Уладзiмiравiч

НАУМОВ, Владимир Владимирович

DOB: 7.2.1956

POB: Smolensk (Russia)

Failed to take action to investigate the case of the unresolved disappearances of Yuri Zakharenko, Viktor Gonchar, Anatoly Krasovski and Dmitri Zavadski in Belarus in 1999-2000. Former Minister of Interior and also former Head of the President's Security Service. As a Minister of Interior he was responsible for the repression of peaceful demonstrations until his retirement on 6 April 2009 for health reasons. Received a residence in the Drozdy nomenklatura district in Minsk from the Presidential Administration. In October 2014, was awarded the Order “For Merit” III degree by President Lukashenka.

2.

Paulichenka, Dzmitry Valerievich

Pavlichenko, Dmitri Valerievich (Pavlichenko, Dmitriy Valeriyevich)

ПАЎЛIЧЭНКА, Дзмiтрый Валер'евiч

ПАВЛИЧЕНКО, Дмитрий Валериевич

DOB: 1966

POB: Vitebsk

Белорусская ассоциация ветеранов спецподразделений войск МВД “Честь”

220028, Минск Маяковского, 111

Key person in the unresolved disappearances of Yuri Zakharenko, Viktor Gonchar, Anatoly Krasovski and Dmitri Zavadski in Belarus in 1999-2000. Former Head of the Special Response Group at the Ministry of Interior (SOBR).

Businessman, Head of “Honour”, the Ministry of Interior's Association of the veterans from special forces from the Ministry of Interior.

3.

Sheiman, Viktar Uladzimiravich (Sheyman, Viktar Uladzimiravich)

Sheiman, Viktor Vladimirovich (Sheyman, Viktor Vladimirovich)

ШЭЙМАН, Biктap Уладзiмiравiч

ШЕЙМАН, Виктор Владимирович

DOB: 26.5.1958

POB: Hrodna region

Address:

Управлениe

Делами Президента

ул. К.Маркса, 38

220016, г. Минск

Head of the Management Department of the President's Administration. Responsible for the unresolved disappearances of Yuri Zakharenko, Viktor Gonchar, Anatoly Krasovski and Dmitri Zavadski in Belarus in 1999-2000. Former Secretary of the Security Council. Sheiman remains a Special Assistant/Aid to the President.

4.

Sivakau, Iury Leanidavich (Sivakau, Yury Leanidavich)

Sivakov, Iury (Yurij, Yuri) Leonidovich

СIВАКАЎ, Юрый Леанiдавiч

СИВАКОВ, Юрий Леонидович

DOB: 5.8.1946

POB: Onory, Sakhalin Region

Address:

Белорусская ассоциация ветеранов спецподразделений войск МВД “Честь”

220028, Минск Маяковского, 111

Orchestrated the unresolved disappearances of Yuri Zakharenko, Viktor Gonchar, Anatoly Krasovski and Dmitri Zavadski in Belarus in 1999-2000. Former Minister of Tourism and Sports, former Minister of Interior and former Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration.’


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