US updates to Syria & terrorist sanctions lists

OFAC and the State Department have made the following updates to their sanctions regimes:

1) OFAC has de-listed Lebanon based DK Group Sari and its general manager Jad Dagher from its sanctions against Syria, where they had been listed for providing support to the Syrian regime (full details here).

2) The State Department has designated Abdiqadir Mumin as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, for being the head of a group of ISIL-linked individuals in East Africa.  He is said to have expanded his cell of ISIL supporters by kidnapping young boys aged 10-15 and forcing them to take up militant activity.  The State Department’s press release is here.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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