OFAC targets international ISIS facilitators

US Treasury BuildingOFAC has designated 3 people and 3 entities as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs), pursuant to Executive Order 13224 (asset freezes imposed), in order to target those who “provide support to ISIS and advance the violent terrorist group’s operational activity”. Links here for OFAC Notice and US Treasury press release.

The 3 people, Abdulpatta Escalon Abubakar, Yunus Emre Sakarya and Mohamed Mire Ali Yusuf, were each designated for “assisting in, sponsoring, or providing financial, material, or technological support for, or financial or other services to or in support of, ISIS”.

The entity Profesyoneller Elektronik was designated for “being owned or controlled by [Mr.] Sakarya and for assisting in, sponsoring, or providing financial, material, or technological support for, or financial or other services to or in support of, ISIS”. The remaining two entities, Liibaan Trading and Al-Mutafaq Commercial Company, were each designated for “being owned or controlled by [Mr.] Yusuf”.

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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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