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Freezing of Assets Held By Designated Persons and Entities Subject to the Syria (Restrictive Measures) (Overseas Territories) Order 2011 - Advisory Warning No. 12 of 2011 (17 October, 2011)

Advisory Warning No. 12 of 2011
 
 
17 October, 2011
 
 
ADVISORY WARNING
 
FREEZING OF ASSETS HELD BY DESIGNATED PERSONS AND ENTITIES SUBJECT TO THE SYRIA (RESTRICTIVE MEASURES)
(OVERSEAS TERRITORIES) ORDER 2011
 
Tortola, British Virgin Islands – 17 October, 2011 –The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (the “FSC”) wishes to advise the general public, including all regulated and other persons that they are required to comply with the requirements of The Syria (Restrictive Measures) (Overseas Territories) Order 2011 (the “Order”).
 
The Order came into force on 15 July 2011, and was made as a result of the European Union in Council Decision 2011/273/CFSP on 9 May 2011, and implemented in the European Union Council Regulation (EU) No. 504/2011 adopted on 10 May 2011, calling upon member states to introduce arm embargos, a ban on internal repression equipment and restrictions on the admission to the Union, and freezing of funds and economic resources, of certain persons and entities responsible for the violent repression against the civilian population of Syria.
The measures in the Order include a prohibition on the supply and delivery of arms and related material, the freezing of the funds and economic resources and a prohibition on making funds and economic resources available to person and entities listed in Annex II to the Council Regulation (EU) No. 504/2011. The Order is extended to the Virgin Islands by virtue of Schedule 1 of the Order.
 
The full list of designated persons to which the Order applies is reproduced below:
 
Annex II to European Union in Council Decision 2011/273/CFSP, Council Regulation (EU) No. 101/2011
 
Asset freeze - Individuals
 
1.      Bashar Al-Assad
Date of Birth: 11 September 1965 in Damascus; Diplomatic passport No. 4138
President of the Republic; person authorising and supervising the crackdown on the demonstrators.
 
2.      Maher Al-Assad
Date of birth: 8 December 1967. Diplomatic passport No. 4138.
Commander of the army’s 4th Armoured Division, member of Baath Party Central Command, strongman of the Republican Guard; brother of the President Bashar Al-Assad; principle overseer of violence against demonstrators.
3.      Ali Mamlouk
Date of birth: 19 February 1946 in Damascus. Diplomatic Passports No. 983.
Head of General Syrian General Intelligence Directorate (GID); involved in violence against demonstrators.
 
4.      Muhammad Ibrahim Al-Sha’ar (a.k.a. Mohammed Ibrahim Al-Chaar)
Minister for the Interior; involved in violence against
demonstrators.
 
5.      Atej (a.k.a. Atef, Atif) Najib
Former Head of Political Security Directorate in Deraa; cousin of President Bashar Al-Assad; involved in violence against demonstrators.
 
6.      Hafiz Makhluf (a.k.a. Hafez Makhlouf)
Date of birth: 2 April 1971 in Damascus. Diplomatic Passports
No. 2246.
Colonel and Head of Unit in General Intelligence Directorate, Damascus branch; cousin of President Bashar Al-Assad; close to Maher Al-Assad; involved in violence against demonstrators.
 
7.      Mohammad Dib Zaytun (a.k.a. Mohammed Dib Zeitoun)  
Date of birth: 20 May 1951 in Damascus; Diplomatic passport
No. D000001300
Head of Political Security Directorate; involved in violence
against demonstrators.
 
8.      Amjad Al-Abbas
Head of Political Security Banyas, involved in violence against
demonstrators in Baida.
 
9.      Rami Makhlouf
Date of birth: 10 July 1969 in Damascus. Passport No. 454
224.
Syrian businessman; associate of Maher Al-Assad; cousin of President Bashar Al-Assad; provides funding to the regime allowing violence against demonstrators.
 
10. Abd Al-Fatah Qudsiyah
Date of birth: In 1953 in Hama; Diplomatic passport No. D0005788
Head of Syrian Military Intelligence (SIM); involved in the crackdown on the civilian population.
 
11. Jamil Hassan
Head of Syrian Air Force Intelligence; involved in the crackdown
on the civilian population.
 
12. Rustum Ghazali
Date of birth: 3 May 1953 in Dara’a; Diplomatic passport No. D000000887
Head of Syrian Military Intelligence, Damascus Countryside Branch; involved in the crackdown on the civilian population.
 
13. Fawwaz Al-Assad
Date of birth: 18 June 1962 in Kerdala; passport No. 88238
Involved in the crackdown on the civilian population as part of
the Shabiha militia.
 
14. Munzir Al-Assad
Date of birth: 1 March 1961 in Lattakia; passport No. 86449 and
842 781
Involved in the crackdown on the civilian population as part of
the Shabiha militia.
 
15. Asif Shawkat
Date of birth: 15 January 1950 in Al-Madehleh, Tartus
Deputy Chief of Staff of Security and Reconnaissance; Involved in the crackdown on the civilian population.
 
16. Hisham Ikhtiyar
Date of Birth: In 1941.
Head of Syrian National Security Bureau; Involved in the crackdown on the civilian population.
 
17. Faruq Al Shar’
Date of birth: 10 December 1938.
Vice-President of Syria; involved in the crackdown on the civilian population.
 
18. Muhammad Nasif Khayrbik
Date of birth: 10 April 1937 (alt. 20 May 1937) in Hama; Diplomatic passport No. 0002250
Deputy Vice-President of Syria for National Security Affairs; involved in the crackdown on the civilian population.
 
19. Mohamed Hamcho
Date of birth: 20 May 1966; passport No. 002954347
Brother-in-law of Maher Al-Assad; businessman and local agent for several foreign companies; provides funding to the regime allowing the crackdown on demonstrators.
 
20. Iyad (a.k.a. Eyad) Makhlouf
Date of birth: 21 January 1973 in Damascus; passport No. N001820740
Brother of Rami Makhlouf and GID Officer involved in the crackdown on the civilian population.
 
21. Bassam Al Hassan
Presidential Advisor for Strategic Affairs; involved in the crackdown on the civilian population. 
 
22. Dawud Rajiha
Chief of staff of the Armed Forces responsible for the military involvement in the crackdown on peaceful protestors.
 
23. Ihab (a.k.a. Ehab, Iehab) Makhlouf
Date of birth: 21 January 1973 in Damascus; passport No. N002848852
Vice-President of SyriaTel and caretaker for Rami Makhlouf’s US company; provides funding to the regime allowing the crackdown on demonstrators.
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