Syria: EU adds the Presidents of Aleppo and Damascus chamber of industry and Tarif Akhras and Issam Anbouda to the sanction list

EU finally added Cham Investment Group, Mada Transport and the state owned Real Estate bank to the sanction list for providing support to the Syrian regime. The addition to the sanction list reads as follows:

A. Persons

1. Fares CHEHABI (Fares SHIHABI)
President of Aleppo Chamber of Industry. Provides economic support for the Syrian regime.
2. Emad GHRAIWATI
President of the Damascus Chamber of Industry (Zuhair Ghraiwati Sons). Provides economic support for the Syrian regime.

3. Tarif AKHRAS
Founder of the Akhras Group (commodities, trading, processing and logistics), Homs. Provides economic support for the Syrian regime.

4. Issam ANBOUBA
President of Issam Anbouba Est. for agro-industry. Provides economic support for the Syrian regime.

B. Entities

1. Mada Transport
Subsidiary of Cham Holding (Sehanya Daraa Highway, PO Box 9525, tel: 00 963 11 99 62)
Economic entity financing the regime.

2. Cham Investment Group
Subsidiary of Cham Holding (Sehanya daraa Highway, PO Box 9525, tel: 00 963 11 99 62)
Economic entity financing the regime.

3. Real Estate Bank
Insurance Bldg- Yousef Al-azmeh sqr. Damascus P.O. Box: 2337 Damascus Syrian Arab Republic Phone: (+963) 11 2456777 and 2218602 Fax: (+963) 11 2237938 and 2211186 Bank’s e-mail: Publicrelations@ reb.sy, Website: http://www.reb.sy
State-owned bank providing financial support for the regime.

The original information can be found in the Official Journal of the EuropeanUnion

L 228/18 published 3.9.2011

About Leif Eriksson

Leif Eriksson has worked in the field of asylum at the Swedish Migration Agency specializing in the Middle East, Schengen and the Dublin Regulation, as Migration Attaché and head of the migration section at the Swedish Embassy in Damascus 2005 - 2008, as a resettlement consultant at the UNHCR branch office in Damascus 2008 - 2009, Consul at the Swedish Consulate General in Jerusalem 2012 - 2013 and associate RSD/RST officer at UNHCR in Beirut 2013 - 2014. He currently lives in Tbilisi, Georgia.
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