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Counter-terrorist Asset Freezing
16 July 2015
Volume 598
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Under the Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 (“TAFA 2010”), the Treasury is required to report to Parliament, quarterly, on its operation of the UK’s asset freezing regime mandated by UN Security Council Resolution 1373.

This is the 16th report under the Act and it covers the period from 1 January 2015 to 31 March 2015. This report also covers the UK implementation of the UN Al-Qaida 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-Qaida 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-Qaida (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 A and B 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 two individuals subject to designations, which have been notified on a restricted and confidential basis, under sections 3 and 10 of TAFA 2010 are denoted by A and B.

The following table sets out the key asset-freezing activity in the UK during the quarter ending 31 March 2015:

TAFA 2010

EU Reg (EC) 2580/2001

Al-Qaeda regime UNSCR1989

Assets frozen (as at 31/03/2015)

£39,000

£11,0001

£58,0002

Number of accounts frozen in UK (at 31/03/15)

41

10

25

New accounts frozen (during Q1 2015)

16

0

0

Accounts unfrozen (during Q1 2015)

20

0

0

Total number of designations (at 31/03/15)

31

33

308

(i) New designations (during Q1 2015, including confidential designations)

1

0

10

(ii) Number of designations that were confidential (during Q1 2015)

1

0

0

(iii) Delistings (during Q1 2015)

2

2

6

(iv) Individuals in custody in UK (at 31/03/2015)

3

0

0

(v) Individuals in UK, not in custody (at 31/03/2015)

2

0

3

(vi) Individuals overseas (at 31/03/2015)

19

10

234

(vii) Groups

7

23 (1 in UK)

71

Individuals by nationality

(i) UK Nationals3

(ii) Non UK Nationals

10

14

n/a

n/a

Renewal of designation (during Q1 2015)

12

n/a

n/a

General Licences

(i) Issued in Q1

(ii) Amended

(iii) Revoked

(i) 0

(ii) 0

(iii) 0

Specific Licences

(i) Issued in Q1

(ii) Amended

(iii) Expired

(iii) Refused

8

2

15

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1This does not duplicate funds frozen under TAFA.

2This figure reflects the most up-to-date account balances available and includes approximately $64,000 of funds frozen in the UK. This has been converted using exchange rates as of 31/03/2015. Additionally the figures reflect an updating of balances of accounts for certain individuals during the quarter, depleted through licensed activity.

3Based on information held by the Treasury, some of these individuals hold dual nationality.

4 For full listing details please refer to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/current-list-of-designated-persons-terrorism-and-terrorist-financing

5For full listing details please refer to www.gov.uk

* EU listing rests on UK designation under TAFA 2010

Legal Proceedings

The damages claim brought by Gulam MASTAFA against a number of Government Departments including the Treasury, remains stayed.

The claim brought by Zana RAHIM continues to progress towards completion.

Proceedings were filed on 29 May 2014 at the High Court appealing against the Treasury’s decision to renew MF’s designation under TAFA 2010. The final hearing took place on 29 April 2015, after the period covered by this report and will be covered in the next quarterly report to Parliament.

An individual previously designated under TAFA 2010 lodged an appeal on 3 November 2014 against his designation, challenging the Treasury’s decision to revoke rather than quash his designation. These proceedings were ongoing during the reporting period.

There were no criminal proceedings in respect of breaches of asset freezes made under TAFA 2010.

Annex A—Designated persons under TAFA 2010 by name4

Individuals

1. Hamed ABDOLLAHI

2. Bilal Talal ABDULLAH

3. Imad Khalil AL-ALAMI

4. Abdelkarim Hussein AL-NASSER

5. Ibrahim Salih AL-YACOUB

6. Ruhul AMIN

7. Manssor ARBABSIAR

8. Usama HAMDAN

9. Nur Idiris HASSAN NUR

10. Nabeel HUSSAIN

11. Hasan IZZ-AL-DIN

12. Mohammed KHALED

13. Parviz KHAN

14. Reyaad KHAN

15. Musa Abu MARZOUK

16. Khalid MISHAAL

17. Khalid Shaikh MOHAMMED

18. Aseel MUTHANA

19. Nasser MUTHANA

20. Abdul Reza SHAHLAI

21. AN Gholam SHAKURI

22. Qasem SOLEIMANI

23. A

24. B

Entities

1. Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA)

2. Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN)

3. Fuerzas armadas revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC)

4. Hizballah Military Wing, including external security organisation

5. Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine—General Command (PFLP-GC)

6. Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine—(PFLP)

7. Sendero Luminoso (SL)

Annex B: persons designated by the EU under Council regulation (EC)2580/2001[5]

Persons

1. Hamed ABDOLLAHI*

2. Abdelkarim Hussein AL-NASSER*

3. Ibrahim Salih AL YACOUB*

4. Manssor ARBABSIAR*

5. Mohammed BOUYERI

6. Hasan IZZ-AL-DIN*

7. Khalid Shaikh MOHAMMED*

8. Abdul Reza SHAH LAI*

9. AN Gholam SHAKURI*

10. Qasem SOLEIMANI*

Groups and entities

1. Abu Nidal Organisation (ANO)

2. Al-Aqsa E.V.

3. Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade

4. Babbar Khalsa

5. Communist Party of the Philippines, including New People’s Army (NPA), Philippines

6. Devrimci Halk Kurtulu Partisi-Cephesi—DHKP/C (Revolutionary People’s Liberation Army/Front/Party)

7. Ejército de Liberación Nacional (National Liberation Army)*

8. Fuerzas armadas revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC)*

9. Gama’a al-lslamiyya (a.k.a. Al-Gama’a al-lslamiyya) (Islamic Group—IG)

10. Hamas, including Hamas-Izz al-Din al-Qassem

11. Hizballah Military Wing, including external security organisation

12. Hizbul Mujahideen (HM)

13. Hofstadgroep

14. International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF)

15. Islami Büyük Dogu Akincilar Cephesi (IBDA-C) (Great Islamic Eastern Warriors Front)

16. Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF)

17. Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) (a.k.a. KONGRA-GEL)

18. Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)

19. Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)

20. Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine—General Command (PFLP-GC)*

21. Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine—(PFLP)*

22. Sendero Luminoso (SL) (Shining Path)*

23. Teyrbazen Azadiya Kurdistan (TAK)

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