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House of Commons Hansard

UK's Counter-terrorism Asset Freezing Regime (1 July to 30 September 2016)

28 March 2017
Volume 624
  • 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 resolutions 1373 and 1452.

    This report covers the period from 1 July 2016 to 30 September 2016.1 This report also covers the UK implementation of the UN ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida asset freezing regime (ISIL-AQ) 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 ISIL-AQ 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 ISIL (Da’esh) and 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.

    A new EU asset freezing regime under EU regulation (2016/1686) was implemented on 22 September 2016. This permits the EU to make autonomous Al-Qaida and ISIL (Da’esh) listings. Once a designation is made under this regime it will appear in the table below.

    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 table available as an attachment online sets out the key asset-freezing activity in the UK during the quarter: 1 July 2016 to 30 September 2016

    Legal proceedings

    On 8 August 2016, the designation of one individual referred to in previous reports as “A” was lifted by the court with effect from 11 March 2016.

    Annexe A: Designated persons under TAFA 2010 by name2

    Individuals

    1. Hamed ABDOLLAHI

    2. Imad Khalil AL-ALAMI

    3. Abdelkarim Hussein AL-NASSER

    4. Ibrahim Salih AL-YACOUB

    5. Manssor ARBABSIAR

    6. Usama HAMDAN

    7. Hasan IZZ-AL-DIN

    8. Mohammed KHALED

    9. Musa Abu MARZOUK

    10. Khalid MISHAAL

    11. Khalid Sheikh MOHAMMED

    12. Abdul Reza SHAHLAI

    13. Ali Gholam SHAKURI

    14. Qasem SOLEIMANI

    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)2580/20013

    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 Sheikh MOHAMMED*

    8. Abdul Reza SHAHLAI*

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

    15. Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF)

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

    17. Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)

    18. Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)

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

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

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

    22. Teyrbazen Azadiya Kurdistan (TAK)

    1 Financial institutions update HM Treasury on individual account balances annually. The figures in the first row of the table are based on account balances which were last reported to HM Treasury on 30 September 2015. At the end of each quarter HM Treasury will adjust the figures to reflect any accounts that have been frozen or unfrozen in that quarter.

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

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

    * EU listing rests on UK designation under TAFA 2010

    Attachments can be viewed online at:

    http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2017-03-28/HCWS562/.

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