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Document 32016R1735

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1735 of 29 September 2016 implementing Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Syria

OJ L 264, 30.9.2016, p. 1–7 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)
OJ L 264, 30.9.2016, p. 1–7 (FR)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2016/1735/oj

30.9.2016   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 264/1


COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2016/1735

of 29 September 2016

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,

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

Whereas:

(1)

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

(2)

Two persons should no longer be kept on the list of natural and legal persons, entities or bodies subject to restrictive measures in Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 (‘the list’).

(3)

One duplicated entry on the list should be deleted.

(4)

The information relating to certain persons on the list should be updated.

(5)

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 following that 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 Brussels, 29 September 2016.

For the Council

The President

P. ŽIGA


(1)  OJ L 16, 19.1.2012, p. 1.


ANNEX

Section A of Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 is amended as follows:

(1)

The entries concerning the following persons are deleted:

No 15

Hisham (

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) Ikhtiyar (

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,

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,

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) (a.k.a. Al Ikhtiyar, Bikhtiyar, Bikhtyar, Bekhtyar, Bikhtiar, Bekhtyar)

No 74

Anisa (

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) (a.k.a. Anissa, Aneesa, Aneessa) Al-Assad (

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) (a.k.a. Anisah Al-Assad).

(2)

The following entry is deleted:

No 154

Major general Fahd (

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) Jassem (

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) Al Freij (

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) (a.k.a. Al-Furayj).

(3)

The entries concerning the persons listed below are replaced by the following entries:

 

‘Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

1.

Houmam Jaza'iri (a.k.a. Humam al- Jazaeri, Hammam al-Jazairi)

Born: 1977

Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade in power after May 2011. As a Government Minister, shares responsibility for the violent repression of the Syrian people.

21.10.2014

2.

Maher (

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) (a.k.a. Mahir) Al-Assad (

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)

Date of birth: 8 December 1967

Place of birth: Damascus

Diplomatic passport No 4138

Major General of the 42nd Brigade and former Brigadier Commander of the Army's 4th Armoured Division

Member of the Syria Armed Forces of the rank of ‘colonel’ and the equivalent or higher in post after May 2011; Major General of the 42nd Brigade and former Brigadier Commander of the Army's 4th Armoured Division. Member of the Assad family; brother of President Bashar Al-Assad.

9.5.2011

4.

Atej (

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) (a.k.a. Atef, Atif) Najib (

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) (a.k.a. Najeeb)

Place of birth: Jablah, Syria

Former Head of the Political Security Directorate in Dara'a. Involved in violence against demonstrators. Member of the Assad family; cousin of President Bashar Al-Assad.

9.5.2011

5.

Hafiz (

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) Makhlouf (

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) (a.k.a. Hafez Makhlouf)

Date of birth: 2 April 1971

Place of birth: Damascus

Diplomatic passport No 2246

Former Colonel and Head of Unit in General Intelligence Directorate, Damascus Branch in post after May 2011. Member of the Makhlouf family; Cousin of President Bashar Al-Assad.

9.5.2011

10.

Jamil (

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) (a.k.a. Jameel) Hassan (

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

Born: 1953

Place of birth: Homs, Syria

Head of Syrian Air Force Intelligence

Officer of the rank of Major-General in the Syrian Air Force in post after May 2011. Head of Syrian Air Force Intelligence in post after May 2011. Responsible for violent repression against the civilian population in Syria.

9.5.2011

13.

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

Rank: Major General

Position: Commander of the 155th Missile Brigade

Member of the Syrian Armed Forces of the rank of ‘colonel’ and the equivalent or higher in post after May 2011. Major General and commander of the 155th Missile Brigade. Associated with Maher al-Assad through his role in the 155th Missile Brigade. As commander of the 155th Missile Brigade, he is supporting the Syrian regime and he is responsible for the violent repression against the civilian population. Responsible for firing Scud Missiles at various civilian sites between January and March 2013.

21.10.2014

45.

Munir (

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) (a.k.a. Mounir, Mouneer, Monir, Moneer, Muneer) Adanov (

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) (a.k.a. Adnuf, Adanof)

Born: 1951

Place of birth: Homs, Syria

Passport: 0000092405

Position: Deputy Chief of General Staff, Operations and Training, Syrian Army

Rank: Lieutenant-General, Syrian Arab Army

Officer of the rank of Lieutenant General and Deputy Chief of General Staff, Operations and Training for the Syrian Army in post after May 2011. In his position as Deputy Chief of General Staff he was directly involved in repression and violence against the civilian population in Syria.

23.8.2011

56.

Ali (

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) Abdullah (

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) (a.k.a. Abdallah) Ayyub (

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) (a.k.a. Ayyoub, Ayub, Ayoub, Ayob)

Position: Chief of General Staff of the Syrian Arab Army and Armed Forces since 18 July 2012

Rank: General in Syrian Arab Army

Officer of the rank of General in the Syrian Army in post after May 2011. Chief of General Staff of the Syrian Armed Forces. Person supporting the Assad regime and responsible for repression and violence against the civilian population in Syria.

14.11.2011

57.

Fahd (

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) (a.k.a. Fahid, Fahed) Jasim (

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) (a.k.a. Jasem, Jassim, Jassem) al-Furayj (

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) (a.k.a. Al-Freij)

Date of birth: 1 January 1950

Place of birth: Hama, Syria

Rank: Lt. General

Positions: Minister of Defence, Deputy Commander in Chief of the Syrian Armed Forces

Officer of the rank of General in the Syrian Army. Deputy Commander in Chief of the Syrian Armed Forces. Minister of Defence. Responsible for the repression and use of violence against the civilian population in Syria.

14.11.2011

62.

Zuhair (

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) (a.k.a. Zouheir, Zuheir, Zouhair) Hamad (

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)

Place of birth: Damascus, Syria

Rank: Major General

Current position: Deputy Head of General Intelligence Directorate (a.k.a. General Security Directorate) since July 2012

Officer of the rank of Major General in the Syrian Armed Forces in post after May 2011. Deputy Head of General Intelligence Directorate. Responsible for repression, human rights abuses and violence against the civilian population in Syria.

14.11.2011

71.

Bushra (

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) Al-Assad (

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) (a.k.a. Bushra Shawkat, Bouchra Al Assad)

Date of birth: 24.10.1960

Member of the Assad family; sister of Bashar Al-Assad. Given the close personal relationship and intrinsic financial relationship to the Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, she benefits from and is associated with the Syrian regime.

23.3.2012

72.

Asma (

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) Al-Assad (

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) (a.k.a. Asma Fawaz Al Akhras)

Date of birth: 11.8.1975

Place of birth: London, UK

Passport No 707512830, expires 22.9.2020

Maiden name: Al Akhras

Member of the Assad family and closely connected to key regime figures; wife of President Bashar Al-Assad. Given the close personal relationship and intrinsic financial relationship to the Syrian President, Bashar Al-Assad, she benefits from and is associated with the Syrian regime.

23.3.2012

107.

Mohammad (

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) (Mohamed, Muhammad, Mohammed) Ibrahim (

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) Al-Sha'ar (

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

Born: 1956

Place of birth: Aleppo

Minister of the Interior in power after May 2011. As a Government Minister, shares responsibility for the violent repression of the Syrian people.

1.12.2011

181.

Suleiman Al Abbas

 

Oil and Mineral Resources Minister in power after May 2011. As a Government Minister, shares responsibility for the violent repression of the Syrian people.

24.6.2014

185.

Ismael Ismael (a.k.a. Ismail Ismail, or Isma'Il Isma'il)

Born: 1955

Syrian Government Minister in power after May 2011; Finance Minister. As a Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime's violent repression against the civilian population.

24.6.2014

193.

Suhayl (a.k.a. Sohail, Suhail, Suheil) Hassan (a.k.a. Hasan, al-Hasan, al-Hassan) known as ‘The Tiger’ (a.k.a. al-Nimr)

Born: 1970

Place of birth: Jableh (Latakia Province, Syria)

Rank: Major-General

Position: Commander of Qawat al-Nimr (Tiger Forces)

Officer of the rank of Major-General in the Syrian Army after May 2011. Commander of army division known as ‘Tiger Forces’. Responsible for violent repression against the civilian population in Syria.

23.7.2014

199.

Bayan Bitar (a.k.a. Dr Bayan Al-Bitar)

Date of birth: 8.3.1947

Address: PO Box 11037 Damascus, Syria

Managing Director of the Organisation for Technological Industries (OTI), and the Syrian Company for Information Technology (SCIT), which are both subsidiaries of the Syrian Ministry of Defence, which has been designated by the Council. OTI assists in the production of chemical weapons for the Syrian regime. As Managing Director of OTI and the SCIT Bayan Bitar provides support to the Syrian regime. Due to his role in the production of chemical weapons, he also shares responsibility for the violent repression against the Syrian population. In view of his senior position in these entities, he is also associated with the designated entities OTI and SCIT.

7.3.2015

200.

Brigadier General Ghassan Abbas

Date of birth: 10.3.1960

Place of birth: Homs

Address: CERS, Centre d'Etude et de Recherche Scientifique (a.k.a. SSRC, Scientific Studies and Research Centre; Centre de Recherche de Kaboun Barzeh Street, PO Box 4470, Damascus)

Manager of the branch of the designated Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC/CERS) near Jumraya/Jmraiya. He has been involved in the proliferation of chemical weapons and the organisation of chemical weapons attacks, including in Ghouta in August 2013. He therefore shares responsibility for the violent repression against the Syrian population. As manager of the SSRC/CERS branch near Jumraya/Jmraiya, Ghassan Abbas provides support to the Syrian regime. As a result of his senior position in the SSRC, he is also associated with the designated entity SSRC.

7.3.2015

201.

Wael Abdulkarim (a.k.a. Wael Al Karim)

Date of birth: 30.9.1973

Place of birth: Damascus, Syria (of Palestinian origin)

Address: Al Karim for Trade and Industry, PO Box 111, 5797 Damascus, Syria

Leading businessperson operating in Syria in the oil, chemicals and manufacturing industries. Specifically, he represents Abdulkarim Group, a.k.a Al Karim Group/Alkarim for Trade and Industry/Al Karim Trading and Industry/Al Karim for Trade and Industry. Abdulkarim Group is a leading manufacturer of lubricants, greases and industrial chemicals in Syria.

7.3.2015

202.

Ahmad Barqawi (a.k.a. Ahmed Barqawi)

Born: 1985

Place of birth: Damascus, Syria

Address: Pangates International Corp Ltd, PO Box Sharjah Airport International Free Zone, United Arab Emirates

Al Karim for Trade and Industry, PO Box 111, 5797 Damascus, Syria

General Manager of Pangates International Corp Ltd, which acts as an intermediary in the supply of oil to the Syrian regime, and manager of Al Karim Group. Both Pangates International and Al Karim Group have been designated by the Council. As General Manager of Pangates and a manager of Pangates' parent company, Al Karim Group, Ahmad Barqawi provides support to, and benefits from the Syrian regime. Given his senior position in Pangates and Al Karim Group, he is also associated with the designated entities Pangates International and Al Karim Group.

7.3.2015

204.

Emad (

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) Hamsho (

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) (a.k.a. Imad Hmisho; Hamchu; Hamcho; Hamisho; Hmeisho; Hemasho)

Address: Hamsho Building 31 Baghdad Street Damascus, Syria

Occupies a senior management position in Hamsho Trading. As a result of his senior position in Hamsho Trading, a subsidiary of Hamsho International, which has been designated by the Council, he provides support to the Syrian regime. He is also associated with a designated entity, Hamsho International. He is also vice-president of the Syrian Council of Iron and Steel alongside designated regime businessmen such as Ayman Jaber. He is also an associate of Bashar Al-Assad.

7.3.2015

206.

General Muhamad (

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) (a.k.a. Mohamed, Muhammad) Mahalla (

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) (a.k.a. Mahla, Mualla, Maalla, Muhalla)

Born: 1960

Place of birth: Jableh

Head of the Syrian Military Intelligence (SMI), Branch 293 (Internal Affairs), since April 2015. Responsible for repression and violence against the civilian population in Damascus/Damascus countryside. Former Deputy Head of Political Security (2012), Officer of the Syrian Republican Guard and Vice-Director of the Political Security Directorate. Head of Military Police, Member of the National Security Bureau.

29.5.2015’


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