Syria: another round of EU sanctions against military and security officials and Syrian banks and oil companies

These indivdiuals and companies were added to EU’s sanction list in 24 January 2012 with the publishing in the Official Journal of the European Union that day.

A: Individuals

1. Brigadier General Jawdat Ibrahim Safi, Commander of 154th Regiment

Ordered troops to shoot at protestors in and around Damascus, including Mo’adamiyeh, Douma, Abasiyeh, Duma.

2. Major General Muhammad Ali Durgham, Commander in 4th Division

Ordered troops to shoot at protestors in and around Damascus, including Mo’adamiyeh, Douma, Abasiyeh, Duma.

3. Major General Ramadan Mahmoud Ramadan, Commander of 35th Special Forces Regiment.

Ordered troops to shoot protestors in Baniyas and Deraa.

4. Brigadier General Ahmed Yousef Jarad, Commander of 132nd Brigade

Ordered troops to shoot at protestors in Deraa, including the use of machine guns and anti-aircraft guns.

5. Major General Naim Jasem Suleiman, Commander of the 3rd Division

Gave orders to troops to shoot protestors in Douma.

6. Brigadier General Jihad Mohamed Sultan, Commander of 65th Brigade

Gave orders to troops to shoot protestors in Douma

7. Major General Fo’ad Hamoudeh, Commander of the military operations in Idlib

Gave orders to troops to shoot protestors in Idlib at the beginning of September 2011

8. Major General Bader Aqel, Special Forces Commander

Gave the soldiers orders to pick up the bodies and hand them over to the mukhabarat and responsible for the violence in Bukamal.

9. Brigadier General Ghassan Afif, Commander from the 45th Regiment

Commander of military operations in Homs, Baniyas and Idlib

10. Brigadier General Mohamed Maaruf, Commander from the 45th Regiment

Commander of military operations in Homs. Gave orders to shoot protestors in Homs.

11. Brigadier General Yousef Ismail, Commander of the 134th Brigade

Gave orders to troops to shoot at houses and people on roofs during a funeral in Talbiseh for protesters killed the previous day.

12. Brigadier General Jamal Yunes, Commander of the 555th Regiment.

Gave orders to troops to shoot at protestors in Mo’adamiyeh.

13. Brigadier General Mohsin Makhlouf

Gave orders to troops to shoot at protestors in Al-Herak.14.

14. Brigadier General Ali Dawwa

Gave orders to troops to shoot protestors in Al-Herak

15. Brigadier General Mohamed Khaddor, Commander of the 106th Brigade, Presidential Guard

Gave orders to troops to beat the protesters with sticks and then arrest them. Responsible for repression of peaceful protestors in Douma.

16. Major General Suheil Salman Hassan, Commander of 5th Division

Gave orders to troops to shoot at the protesters in Deraa Governorate.

17. Wafiq Nasser, Head of Suwayda Regional Branch (Department of Military Intelligence)

As Head of the Suwayda branch of the Department for Military Intelligence, responsible for arbitrary detention and torture of detainees in Suwayda.

18. Ahmed Dibe, Head of Deraa Regional Branch (General Security Directorate)

As Head of the Deraa Regional Branch of the General Security Directorate, responsible for arbitrary detention and torture of detainees in Deraa.

19. Makhmoud al-Khattib, Head of Investigative Branch (Political Security Directorate)

As Head of the Investigative Branch of the Political Security Directorate, responsible for detention and torture of detainees.

20. Mohamed Heikmat Ibrahim, Head of Operations Branch (Political Security Directorate)

As Head of the Operations Branch of the Political Security Directorate, responsible for detention and torture of detainees.

21. Nasser Al-Ali, Head of Deraa Regional Branch (Political Security Directorate)

As Head of the Deraa Regional Branch of the Political Security Directorate, responsible for detention and torture of detainees.

22. Mehran (or Mahran) Khwanda, Owner of transport company Qadmous Transport Co.

Date of birth 11.05.1938 Passports: No 3298 858, expired 09.05.2004, No 001452904, expires 29.11.2011, No 006283523, expires 28.06.2017.

Provides logistical support to violent repression of civilian population in areas of operation of pro-government militias involved in violence (shabihas).

B: Entities

23. Industrial Bank

Dar Al Muhanisen Building, 7th Floor, Maysaloun Street, P.O. Box 7572 Damascus, Syria. Tel: +963 11-222-8200. +963 11-222-7910 Fax: +963 11-222-8412

State-owned bank. Provides financial support to the regime.

24. Popular Credit Bank

Dar Al Muhanisen Building, 6th Floor, Maysaloun Street, Damascus, Syria. Tel: +963 11-222-7604. +963 11-221-8376 Fax: +963 11-221-0124

State-owned bank. Provides financial support to the regime.

25. Saving Bank

Syria-Damascus – Merjah – Al-Furat St. P.O. Box: 5467 Fax: 224 4909 – 245 3471 Tel: 222 8403 e-mail: s.bank@scs-net.org post-gm@net.sy

State-owned bank. Provides financial support to the regime.

26. Agricultural Cooperative Bank

Agricultural Cooperative Bank Building, Damascus Tajhez, P.O. Box 4325, Damascus, Syria. Tel: +963 11-221-3462; +963 11-222-1393 Fax: +963 11-224-1261 Website: http://www.agrobank.org

State-owned bank. Provides financial support to the regime.

27. Syrian Lebanese Commercial Bank

Syrian Lebanese Commercial Bank Building, 6th Floor, Makdessi Street, Hamra, P.O. Box 11-8701, Beirut, Lebanaon. Tel: +961 1-741666 Fax: +961 1-738228; +961 1-753215; +961 1-736629 Website: http://www.slcb.com.lb

Subsidiary of the Commercial Bank of Syria already listed. Provides financial support to the regime.

28. Deir ez-Zur Petroleum Company

Dar Al Saadi Building 1st, 5th, and 6th Floor Zillat Street Mazza Area P.O. Box 9120 Damascus Syria Tel: +963 11-662-1175; +963 11-662-1400 Fax: +963 11-662-1848

Joint venture of GPC. Provides financial support to the regime.

29. Ebla Petroleum Company

Head Office Mazzeh Villat Ghabia Dar Es Saada 16 Damascus, Syria Tel: +963 116691100 P.O. Box 9120

Joint venture of GPC. Provides financial support to the regime.

30. Dijla Petroleum Company

Building No. 653 – 1st Floor, Daraa Highway, P.O. Box 81, Damascus, Syria

Joint venture of GPC. Provides financial support to the regime.

The original documents can be found in Official Journal of the European Union L 19/9 2012.

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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