COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING REGULATION implementing Article 32(1) of Regulation (EU) No 36/12 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Syria COMMON GUIDELINES Consultation deadline for Croatia: 19.7.2012 - EU monitor

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COUNCIL OF Brussels, 24 July 2012

THE EUROPEAN UNION

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Article 32(1) of Regulation (EU) No 36/12 i concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Syria COMMON GUIDELINES Consultation deadline for Croatia: 19.7.2012

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ADDENDUM TO THE REGULATION

Subject : COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING REGULATION implementing Article 32(1) of

Regulation (EU) No 36/12 i concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Syria COMMON GUIDELINES Consultation deadline for Croatia: 19.7.2012

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ANNEX

Persons

Name Identifying Reasons Date of listing information

  • 1. 
    Brigadier Head of Branch 215 ∗∗∗∗

    General (Damascus) of the army's Sha’afiq Masa intelligence service. Responsible for the torture of detained opponents. Involved in repressive actions against civilians.

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    Brigadier Head of Branch 291 *

    General (Damascus) of the army's Burhan Qadour intelligence service. Responsible for the torture of opponents in custody.

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    Brigadier Deputy Head of Branch ∗∗∗∗

    General 291 of the army's Salah Hamad intelligence service. Responsible for the torture of opponents in custody.

  • 4. 
    Brigadier Head of Branch 235, a.k.a. *

    General "Palestine" (Damascus) of Muhammad the army's intelligence (or : service, which is at the Mohammed) centre of the army's

    Khallouf (a.k.a. apparatus of repression.

    Abou Ezzat) Directly involved in repression of opponents. Responsible for the torture of opponents in custody.

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    Major General Deputy Head of Latakia ∗∗∗∗

    Riad al-Ahmed Branch of the army's intelligence service. Responsible for the torture and murder of opponents in custody.

  • 6. 
    Brigadier Head of the Bab Tuma ∗∗∗∗

    General (Damascus) Branch of the Abdul Salam air force's intelligence Fajr Mahmoud service. Responsible for the torture of opponents in custody.

  • 7. 
    Brigadier Head of the Homs Branch *

    General of the air force's Jawdat alintelligence service. Ahmed Responsible for the torture of opponents in custody.

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  • 8. 
    Colonel Head of the Deraa branch ∗∗∗∗

    Qusay Mihoub of the air force's intelligence service (sent from Damascus to Deraa at the start of demonstrations there). Responsible for the torture of opponents in custody.

  • 9. 
    Colonel Suhail Head of the Latakia Branch *

    Al-Abdullah of the air force's intelligence service. Responsible for the torture of opponents in custody.

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  • 10. 
    Brigadier Head of the Latakia branch ∗∗∗∗

    General of the General Intelligence Khudr Khudr Directorate. Responsible for the torture of opponents in custody.

  • 11. 
    Brigadier Head of branch 285 *

    General (Damascus) of the General Ibrahim Ma’ala Intelligence Directorate (replaced Brig. Gen. Hussam Fendi at end 2011). Responsible for the torture of opponents in custody.

  • 12. 
    Brigadier Head of branch 318 (Homs) *

    General of the General Intelligence Firas Al-Hamed Directorate. Responsible for the torture of opponents in custody.

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  • 13. 
    Brigadier Since April 2012, head of ∗∗∗∗

    General the Homs branch of the Hussam Luqa Political Security Directorate (succeeded Brig. Gen. Nasr al-Ali). Responsible for the torture of opponents in custody.

  • 14. 
    Brigadier Site manager of the Latakia *

    General branch of the Political Taha Taha Security Directorate. Responsible for the torture of opponents in custody.

  • 15. 
    Brigadier Since April 2012 manager *

    General of the Deraa site of the Nasr al-Ali Political Security Directorate (ex-head of the Homs branch). Responsible for the torture of opponents in custody.

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  • 16. 
    Bassel Bilal Police officer at Idlib ∗∗∗∗

    central prison; has taken part directly in acts of torture of opponents held in Idlib central prison.

  • 17. 
    Ahmad Kafan Police officer at Idlib * central prison; has taken

    part directly in acts of torture of opponents held in Idlib central prison.

  • 18. 
    Bassam al-Misri Police officer at Idlib * central prison; has taken

    part directly in acts of torture of opponents held in Idlib central prison.

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  • 19. 
    Ahmed al Date of birth: 1957 Head of the foreign branch ∗∗∗∗

    Jarroucheh of General Intelligence (branch 279). As such, responsible for General Intelligence arrangements in Syrian embassies. He participates directly in the repression implemented by the Syrian authorities

    against opponents and in particular has responsibility for repression of the Syrian opposition abroad.

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  • 20. 
    Michel Date of birth: Member of the Syrian ∗∗∗∗

    Kassouha 1 February 1948 security services since the (a.k.a. Ahmed early 1970s, he is involved Salem; a.k.a. in combating opposition in Ahmed Salem France and Germany. Since Hassan) March 2006, has been responsible for public relations of branch 273 of the Syrian General Intelligence Directorate. A longstanding member of the managerial staff, he is close to General Intelligence Directorate head Ali Mamlouk, one of the top security officials of the regime who has been subject to EU restrictive measures since 9 May 2011. He directly supports the regime's repression of opponents and is responsible inter alia for repression of the Syrian opposition abroad.

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  • 21. 
    General Date of birth: 1960 Responsible for the ∗∗∗∗

    Ghassan Jaoudat Place of origin: missions branch of the air Ismail Drekish, Tartus force intelligence service, region. which, in cooperation with the special operations branch, manages the elite troops of the air force intelligence service, who play an important role in the repression conducted by the regime. As such, Ghassan Jaoudat Ismail is one of the military leaders directly implementing the repression of opponents conducted by the regime.

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  • 22. 
    General Amer Graduate of the military ∗∗∗∗

    al-Achi (a.k.a. school of Aleppo, head of Amis al Ashi; the intelligence branch of a.k.a. Ammar the air force intelligence Aachi; a.k.a. service (since 2012), close Amer Ashi) to Daoud Rajah, Syrian Minister for Defence. Through his role in the air force intelligence service, Amer al-Achi is implicated in the repression of the Syrian opposition.

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  • 23. 
    General Date of birth: around Close to Maher al-Assad, ∗∗∗∗

    Mohammed Ali 1964 younger brother of the Nasr (or: President. Most of his Mohammed Ali career has been spent in the Naser) Republican Guard. In 2010 he joined the internal branch (or branch 251) of the General Intelligence Directorate which is responsible for combating the political opposition. As one of its senior officers, General Mohammed Ali is directly involved in the repression of opponents.

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  • 24. 
    General Air Force Chief of Staff ∗∗∗∗

    Issam Hallaq since 2010. Commands air operations against opponents.

  • 25. 
    Ezzedine Ismael Date of birth: middle Retired general, * of the 1940s longstanding member of the

    (probably 1947). managerial staff of the air force intelligence service,

    Place of birth: Bastir. of which he became the Jableh region. head in the early 2000s. Was appointed political and security adviser to the President in 2006. As political and security adviser to the Syrian president, Ezzedine Ismael is implicated in the political repression conducted by the regime against the opposition.

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  • 26. 
    Samir Joumaa Date of birth: around For almost 20 years he has ∗∗∗∗

    (a.k.a. Abou 1962 been head of the office of Sami) Mohammad Nassif Kheir Bek, one of the main security advisers of Bashar al-Assad (and officially deputy to the Vice President, Farouk al Sharaa). Samir Joumaa's closeness to Bashar al-Assad and Mohammed Nassif Kheir Bek means that he is implicated in the policy of repression conducted by the regime against its opponents.

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Entities

Name Identifying information Reasons Date of listing

  • 1. 
    Drex Incorporation date: Drex Technologies is ∗∗∗∗

    Technologies 4 July 2000 wholly owned by Rami S.A. Makhlouf, who is listed Incorporation number: under EU sanctions for 394678 providing financial support to the Syrian Director: Rami Makhlouf regime. Rami Makhlouf uses Drex Technologies Registered agent: to facilitate and manage Mossack Fonseca & Co his international (BVI) Ltd financial holdings, including a majority share in SyriaTel, which the EU has previously listed on the grounds that it also provides financial support to the Syrian regime.

  • 2. 
    Cotton Address : Bab Al-Faraj State-owned company.

    Marketing P.O. Box 729, Aleppo Provides financial Organisation Tél. : +96321 support to the Syrian 2239495/6/7/8 regime. Cmo-aleppo@mail.sy www.cmo.gov.sy

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