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Notice for the attention of AMADOU KOUFA whose name was added to the list referred to in Articles 2, 3 and 7 of Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida organisations, by virtue of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1842020/C 46 I/01

C/2020/839

OJ C 46I , 11.2.2020, p. 1–2 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

11.2.2020   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

CI 46/1


Notice for the attention of AMADOU KOUFA whose name was added to the list referred to in Articles 2, 3 and 7 of Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida organisations, by virtue of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/184

(2020/C 46 I/01)

1.   

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/1693 (1) calls upon the Union to freeze the funds and economic resources of the members of the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida organisation and other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with them, as referred to in the list drawn up pursuant to UNSCR 1267(1999) and 1333(2000) to be updated regularly by the UN Committee established pursuant to UNSCR 1267(1999).

The list drawn up by this UN Committee comprises:

ISIL (Da'esh) and Al Qaida,

natural or legal persons, entities, bodies and groups associated with ISIL (Da'esh) and Al Qaida, and

legal persons, entities and bodies owned or controlled by, or otherwise supporting, any of these associated persons, entities, bodies and groups.

Acts or activities indicating that an individual, group, undertaking, or entity is ‘associated with’ ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida include:

(a)

participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of ISIL (Da'esh) and Al Qaida, or any cell, affiliate, splinter group or derivative thereof;

(b)

supplying, selling or transferring arms and related materiel to any of them;

(c)

recruiting for any of them; or

(d)

otherwise supporting acts or activities of any of them.

2.   

The UN Security Council Committee approved on 4 February 2020 the addition of the entry of AMADOU KOUFA to the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee’s list.

AMADOU KOUFA may submit at any time a request to the UN Ombudsperson, together with any supporting documentation, for the decision to include it in the UN list referred to above, to be reconsidered. Such request should be sent to the following address:

United Nations – Office of the Ombudsperson

Room DC2-2206

New York, NY 10017

United States of America

Tel. +1 2129632671

Fax +1 2129631300/3778

Email: ombudsperson@un.org

See for more information at

https://www.un.org/securitycouncil/sanctions/1267/aq_sanctions_list/procedures-for-delisting

3.   

Further to the UN decision referred to in paragraph 2, the Commission has adopted Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/184 (2), which amends Annex I to Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 of 27 May 2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida organisations (3). The amendment, made pursuant to Article 7(1)(a) and 7a(1) of Regulation (EC) No 881/2002, adds the name of AMADOU KOUFA to the list in Annex I of that Regulation (‘Annex I’).

The following measures of Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 apply to the individuals and entities included in Annex I:

(1)

the freezing of all funds and economic resources belonging to the individuals and entities concerned, or owned or held by them, and the prohibition (on everyone) on making funds and economic resources available to any of the individuals and entities concerned or for their benefit, whether directly or indirectly (Articles 2 and 2a); and

(2)

the prohibition on granting, selling, supplying or transferring technical advice, assistance or training related to military activities to any of the individuals and entities concerned, whether directly or indirectly (Article 3).

4.   

Article 7a of Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 provides for a review process where observations on the grounds for listing are submitted by those listed. Individuals and entities added to Annex I by Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/184 may make a request for the grounds for their listing to the Commission. This request should be sent to:

European Commission

‘Restrictive measures’

Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200

1049 Bruxelles/ Brussel

BELGIQUE/BELGIË

5.   

The attention of the individuals and entities concerned is also drawn to the possibility of challenging Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/184 before the General Court of the European Union, in accordance with the conditions laid down in the fourth and sixth paragraphs of Article 263 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

6.   

For good order, the attention of the individuals and entities included in Annex I is drawn to the possibility of making an application to the competent authorities in the relevant Member State(s), as listed in Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 881/2002, in order to obtain an authorisation to use frozen funds and economic resources for essential needs or specific payments in accordance with Article 2a of that Regulation.


(1)  OJ L 255, 21.9.2016, p. 25.

(2)  OJ L 38 I, 11.2.2020, p. 1.

(3)  OJ L 139, 29.5.2002, p. 9.


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