The EU has updated its Afghanistan, Libya, Belarus, and Counter-Terrorism sanctions regimes.
The EU’s Afghanistan sanctions target people associated with the Taliban and who constitute a threat to the peace, stability, or security of the country. The EU has added Abdul Basir Noorzai and the entity Haji Basir and Zarjmil Company Hawala to its listings, and deleted the entry of Sangeen Zadran Sher Mohammad.
The update is made by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1322 implementing Council Regulation (EU) 753/2011 and Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/1332 implementing Council Decision 2011/486/CFSP. HM Treasury’s notice is here. The EU’s notices to listed persons are here and here.
The EU has updated the identifying information for 20 people and 16 entities listed under its sanctions regime on Libya, by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1323 implementing Council Regulation 204/2011. It has also consolidated the restrictive measures imposed by Council Decision 2011/137/CFSP, as amended by subsequent Decisions, into Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333 and repealed the former Decision. HM Treasury’s notice is here.
In addition, the EU has added a new exception to its arms embargo on Libya for military equipment that will not be used for internal repression and is solely intended for security or disarmament assistance to the Libyan government, as approved by the UN sanctions committee on Libya. Further, it has made other minor changes to the wording of the Regulation. The changes are made by Council Regulation (EU) 2015/1324 amending Council Regulation (EU) 204/2011.
24 people have been removed from the EU’s Belarus sanctions listings. The deletions are made by Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/1335 implementing Council Decision 2012/642/CFSP. HM Treasury’s notice is here.
In accordance with a decision by the Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council, the EU has removed Aliaskhab Alibulatovich Kebekov from its Al Qaida sanctions listings and added two aliases for listed person Mohammed Al Ghabra. The changes are made by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1330 amending Council Regulation (EC) 881/2002. HM Treasury’s notice is here.
The EU has also reviewed its Counter-Terrorism listings under Common Position 2001/931/CFSP, as it is required to do at regular intervals, and decided that all 10 listed people and 23 entities should continue to be subject to the restrictive measures provided for therein. The extension is set out in Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1325 implementing Council Regulation (EC) 2580/2001 and repealing Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/513 and Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1334 updating the list of persons subject to Common Position 2001/931/CFSP and repealing Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/521. The EU’s notice to listed persons is here.