Syria: EU adds Central Bank and members of government to sanction list

Today EU published in the Official Journal of the European Union Council Regulation 168/2012 amending Regulation 36/201s, adding the following entities and individuals to the so called sanction list:

Entities

1. Central Bank of Syria
Syria, Damascus, Sabah Bahrat Square Postal address: Altjreda al Maghrebeh square, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic, P.O. Box: 2254
Providing financial support to the regime

Individuals

2. Dr. Wael Nader Al-Halqi

Born in the Daraa Province, 1964
Minister of Health. Under his responsibility hospitals were ordered to deny care to protestors.

3. Mansour Fadlallah Azzam

Born in the Sweida Province, 1960
Minister of Presidential Affairs Advisor to the President.
4. Dr. Emad Abdul-Ghani Sabouni
Born in Damascus, 1964
Minister of Communication and Technology. Under his responsability free access to the media is being seriously hampered.

5. Sufian Allaw
Born in al-Bukamal, Deir Ezzor, 1944
Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources. Responsible for policies concerning petroleum and mineral resources which provide a major source of financial support for the regime.

6. Dr Adnan Slakho
Born in Damascus, 1955
Minister of Industry Responsible for economic and industrial policies which provide resources and support for the regime.

7. Dr. Saleh Al-Rashed
Born in the Aleppo Province, 1964
Minister of Education. Under his responsibility schools are being used as makeshift prisons

8. Dr. Fayssal Abbas
Born in the Hama Province, 1955
Minister of Transport. Under his responsibility logistical support for the repression is being provided.

The following individual has been removed from the Regulation 36/2012, i.e. the sanction list:

Individual

9. Emad Ghraiwati

The orginal text can be found on:
Official Journal of the European Union L 54 published on 28 February 2012

Also council regulation 168/2012 amended regulation 36/2012 as to prohibit selling, buying, transfer, transport, export etc of diamonds, gold, silver and platinum to the Government of Syria, its public bodies, corporations and agencies, the Central Bank of Syria, any person, entity or body acting on their behalf or at their direction, or any entity or body owned or controlled by them.

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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