Under the Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 (“TAFA 2010”), the Treasury is required to report quarterly to Parliament on its operation of the UK’s asset-freezing regime mandated by UN Security Council resolution (UNSCR) 1373.
This is the seventh report under TAFA 2010 and it covers the period from 1 July 2012 to 30 September 2012. This report also covers the UK implementation of the UN al-Qaeda asset-freezing regime and the operation of the EU asset-freezing regime in the UK under EU regulation (EC) 2580/2001 which implements UNSCR 1373 against external terrorist threats to the EU. Under the UN al-Qaeda asset-freezing regime, the UN has responsibility for designations and the Treasury has responsibility for licensing and compliance with the regime in the UK under the Al-Qaeda (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2011. Under EU regulation 2580/2001, the EU has responsibility for designations and the Treasury has responsibility for licensing and compliance with the regime in the UK under part 1 of TAFA 2010.
Annexes 1 and 2 to this statement provide a breakdown by name of all those designated by the UK and the EU in pursuance of UN Security Council resolution 1373.
The following table sets out the key asset-freezing activity in the UK during the quarter ended 30 September 2012:
EU Reg (EC) 2580/2001
Al-Qaeda regime UNSCR1989
Assets frozen (as at 30/09/2012)
Number of accounts frozen in UK (at 30/09/12)
New accounts frozen
Number of designations (at 30/09/12)
(i) new designations (during Q2 2012)
(iii) individuals in custody in UK
(iv) individuals in UK, not in detention
(v) individuals overseas
8 (0 in UK)
25 (1 in UK)
68 (1 in UK)
Individuals by nationality
(i) UK Nationals2
(ii) Non UK Nationals
Renewal of designation
(i) Issued in Q2
(i) Issued in Q2
1 This figure reflects the most up-to-date account balances available and includes approximately $64,000 of suspected terrorist funds frozen in the UK. This has been converted using exchange rates as of 02/10/12.
2 Based on information held by the Treasury, some of these individuals hold dual nationality.
There are no significant areas of activity to report on this quarter.
Appeals against designations made under the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) Order 2009 and TAFA 2010 were ongoing in the quarter covered by this report, brought by Zana Abdul Rahim and Gulam Mastafa. Mastafa’s case has been listed for a preliminary hearing on 28 November 2012. A claim for damages arising from the designation of another individual, known as “M” for the purpose of these proceedings, issued against the Treasury is also on-going.
In the quarter to 30 September 2012, no criminal proceedings were initiated in respect of breaches of asset-freezes made under the Act or under the Al-Qaeda (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2011.
Annex 1—Designated persons under TAFA 2010 by name3
1. Hamed ABDOLLAHI 2. Bilal Talal ABDULLAH 3. Imad Khalil AL-ALAMI 4. Abdula Ahmed ALI 5. Abdelkarim Hussein AL-NASSER 6. Ibrahim Salih AL-YACOUB 7. Manssor ARBABSIAR 8. Usama HAMDAN 9. Nabeel HUSSAIN 10. Tanvir HUSSAIN 11. Zahoor IQBAL12. Umar ISLAM 13. Hasan IZZ-AL-DIN 14. Parviz KHAN 15.Waheed Arafat KHAN 16. Osman Adam KHATIB 17. Musa Abu MARZOUK 18. Gulam MASTAFA 19. Khalid MISHAAL 20. Khalid Shaikh MOHAMMED 21. Ramzi MOHAMMED 22. Sultan MUHAMMAD 23. Yassin OMAR 24. Hussein OSMAN 25. Zana Abdul RAHIM 26. Muktar Mohammed SAID 27. Assad SARWAR 28. Ibrahim SAVANT 29. Abdul Reza SHAHLAI 30. Ali Gholam SHAKURI 31. Qasem SOLEIMANI 32. Waheed ZAMAN
1. BASQUE FATHERLAND AND LIBERTY (ETA)
2. EJERCITO DE LIBERACION NACIONAL (ELN)
3. FUERZAS ARMADAS REVOLUCIONARIAS DE COLOMBIA (FARC)
4. HIZBALLAH MILITARY WING, INCLUDING EXTERNAL SECURITY ORGANISATION
5. HOLY LAND FOUNDATION FOR RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT
6. POPULAR FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE—GENERAL COMMAND (PFLP-GC)
7. POPULAR FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE (PFLP)
8. SENDERO LUMINOSO (SL)
3For full listing details please refer to: http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/d/terrorism.htm.
Annex 2—Persons designated by the EU under Council Regulation (EC)2580/20014
1. Hamed ABDOLLAHI* 2. Abdelkarim Hussein AL-NASSER* 3. Ibrahim Salih AL YACOUB* 4. Manssor ARBABSIAR* 5. Mohammed BOUYERI 6. Sofiane Yacine FAHAS 7. Hasan IZZ-AL-DIN* 8. Khalid Shaikh MOHAMMED* 9. Abdul Reza SHAHLAI* 10. All Gholam SHAKURI* 11. Qasem SOLEIMANI* 12. Jason Theodore WALTERS
Groups and Entities
1. Abu Nidal Organisation (ANO)
2. Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade
3. Al-Aqsa e.V.
4. Al-Takfir and Al-Hijra
5. Babbar Khalsa
6. Communist Party of the Philippines, including New People’s Army (NPA), Philippines
7. Gama’a al-lslamiyya (a.k.a. Al-Gama’a al-lslamiyya) (Islamic Group—IG)
8. Büyük Dogu Akincilar Cephesi (IBDA-C) (Great Islamic Eastern Warriors Front)
9. Hamas, including Hamas-Izz al-Din al-Qassem
10. Hizbul Mujahideen (HM)
12. Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development*
13. International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF)
14. Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF)
15. Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) (a.k.a. KONGRA-GEL)
16. Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
17. Ejército de Liberación Nacional (National Liberation Army)*
18. Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
19. Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)*
20. Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine—General Command (PFLP-GC)*
21. Fuerzas armadas revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC)*
22. Devrimci Halk Kurtulu Partisi-Cephesi—DHKP/C (Revolutionary People’s Liberation Army/Front/Party)
23. Sendero Luminoso (SL) (Shining Path)*
24. Stichting Al Aqsa
25. Teyrbazen Azadiya Kurdistan (TAK)
4 For full listing details please refer to: http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/d/terrorism.htm.
*EU listing rests on UK designation under TAFA 2010.