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This instrument amends the Autonomous Sanctions (Designated Persons and Entities and Declared Persons - Syria) List 2012 and Autonomous Sanctions (Designated Persons and Entities and Declared Persons – Syria) List 2017 to continue the designations and/or declarations of 54 persons and entities who the Foreign Minister is satisfied meet the criteria for the continuation of targeted financial sanctions and travel bans under the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011, and in some instances updates the biodata for some designated persons and entities. It also adds these designations and/or declarations to the Autonomous Sanctions (Designated Persons and Entities and Declared Persons – Syria) List 2012, rather than amending the Autonomous Sanctions (Designated Persons and Entities and Declared Persons – Syria) List 2017, to ensure there is one complete and up to date list of all designations and declarations made under Australia’s autonomous sanctions regime for Syria.
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Autonomous Sanctions Legislation Amendment (Syria and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction) Instrument 2020

I, Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs, make the following instrument.

Dated 3 August 2020

Marise Payne

Minister for Foreign Affairs

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Autonomous Sanctions (Designated Persons and Entities and Declared Persons – Syria) List 2012            2

Autonomous Sanctions (Designated Persons and Entities and Declared Persons – Syria) List 2017            11

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Autonomous Sanctions Legislation Amendment (Syria and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction) Instrument 2020.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

15 August 2020

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under paragraphs 6(1)(a) and (b) and (2)(a) and (b) and subregulation 9(3) of the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Autonomous Sanctions (Designated Persons and Entities and Declared Persons – Syria) List 2012

1  Before section 1

Insert:

Part 1Preliminary

  

2  Section 1

Omit “Syria”, substitute “Syria and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction.

3  Before section 3

Insert:

Part 2Designations of persons and entities and declarations of persons—Syria

  

4  Section 3 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

3  Designated persons and entities and declared persons

5  Subsection 3(1)

Before “Schedule 1”, insert “Part 1 or 2 of”.

6  Subsection 3(2)

Before “Schedule 1”, insert “Part 1 of”.

7  After section 3

Insert:

Part 3Continuation of effect of designations and declarations—Syria

  

4  Purpose of this Part

                   This Part is made for the purposes of subregulation 9(3) of the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011.

Note:          Declarations of continuing effect of the designations and declarations of the persons mentioned in Part 1 of Schedule 1 and the designations of the entities mentioned in Part 2 of Schedule 1 were made on 2 February 2018 in the Autonomous Sanctions (Designated Persons and Entities and Declared Persons – Syria) Continuing Effect Declaration and Revocation Instrument 2018.

5  Continuation of effect on and after date of making of the Autonomous Sanctions Legislation Amendment (Syria and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction) Instrument 2020

             (1)  The designation, under paragraph 6(1)(a) of the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011, of each person mentioned in Part 1A of Schedule 1 continues to have effect.

             (2)  The declaration, under paragraph 6(1)(b) of the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011, of each person mentioned in Part 1A of Schedule 1 continues to have effect.

             (3)  The designation, under paragraph 6(1)(a) of the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011, of each entity mentioned in Part 3 of Schedule 1 continues to have effect.

Note:          The designations and declarations of these persons and the designation of these entities were made in the Autonomous Sanctions (Designated Persons and Entities and Declared Persons – Syria) List 2017.

Part 4Continuation of effect of designations and declarations—proliferation of weapons of mass destruction

  

6  Purpose of this Part

                   This Part is made for the purposes of subregulation 9(3) of the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011.

7  Continuation of effect on and after date of making of the Autonomous Sanctions Legislation Amendment (Syria and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction) Instrument 2020

             (1)  The designation, under paragraph 6(2)(a) of the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011, of the persons mentioned in items 18, 20, 21, 31, 33, 39 and 40 in Part 1A of Schedule 1 continues to have effect.

             (2)  The declaration, under paragraph 6(2)(b) of the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011, of the persons mentioned in items 18, 20, 21, 31, 33, 39 and 40 in Part 1A of Schedule 1 continues to have effect.

             (3)  The designation, under paragraph 6(2)(a) of the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011, of the entities mentioned in items 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 11 in Part 3 of Schedule 1 continues to have effect.

Note:          The designations and declarations of these persons and entities were made in the Autonomous Sanctions (Designated Persons and Entities and Declared Persons – Syria) List 2017.

8  Schedule 1 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Schedule 1Designated persons and entities and declared persons

  

Note:       See sections 3, 5 and 7.

9  After Part 1 of Schedule 1

Insert:

Part 1AAdditional designated and declared persons

  

 

Item

Description

 

1

Name of individual

Ahmad BALLUL

Also known as

a) Ahmad Muhammad BALLUL, b) Ahmed BALOL, c) Ahmed BALLUL

Date of birth

10/10/1954

Additional information

Last known rank and position ‑ Major General, Commander of the Syrian Arab Air and Air Defence Forces

2

Name of individual

Saji' DARWISH

Also known as

a) Saji Jamil DARWISH, b) Sajee DARWISH, c) Sjaa DARWIS

Date of birth

11/01/1957

Additional information

Last known rank and position ‑ Major General, Chief of Staff of the Syrian Arab Air Force. Formerly the Commander of the 22nd Division of the Syrian Arab Air Force

3

Name of individual

Muhammed IBRAHIM

Date of birth

5/08/1964

Additional information

Last known rank and position ‑ Brigadier General, Deputy Commander of the Syrian Arab Air Force 63rd Brigade

4

Name of individual

Badi' MU'ALLA

Also known as

a) Badi Sulayman MUALLA

Date of birth

5/04/1961

Place of birth

Bistuwir, Jablah, Syria

Additional information

Last known rank and position ‑ Brigadier General, Commander of the Syrian Arab Air Force 63rd Brigade

5

Name of individual

Suhayl Hasan AL‑HASAN

Also known as

a) Colonel Suhayl HASAN, b) Sohail HASSAN, c) Sohail AL‑HASSAN, d) Suhail HASSAN, e) Lieutenant Colonel Suhayl HASSAN, f) Brigadier General Suhayl HASSAN, g) Suheil HASSAN

Date of birth

1964

Additional information

Last known rank and position ‑ Brigadier General, Syrian Air Force Intelligence and Commander Tiger Forces

6

Name of individual

Muhammad Nafi BILAL

Also known as

a) Colonel Muhammad Nafi BILAL, b) Muhammad BILAL

Date of birth

25/05/1971

Additional information

Last known position ‑ Senior Syrian Air Force Intelligence officer

7

Name of individual

Muhammad Mahmud MAHALLA

 

Also known as

Muhammad MAHALA

Date of birth

04/06/1959

Additional information

Last known rank and position ‑ Major General, Director of Syrian Military Intelligence (SMI), Branch 293 (Internal Affairs), since April 2015. Former Deputy Head of Political Security (2012), Officer of the Syrian Republican Guard and Vice‑Director of the Political Security Directorate. Head of Military Police, Member of the National Security Bureau

8

Name of individual

Tahir Hamid KHALIL

Also known as

a) Tahir Hamid KHALI, b) Khalil Tahir HAMID

Additional information

Last known rank and position ‑ Major General, Syrian Artillery and Missiles Directorate

9

Name of individual

Jawdat Salbi MAWAS

Also known as

a) Jawdat Salibi MAWWAS, b) Jawdat Salibi MAWWAZ

Additional information

Last known rank and position ‑ Major General, Syrian Artillery and Missiles Directorate

10

Name of individual

Yasin Ahmad DAHI

 

Also known as

a) Yasin DAHI, b) Yasin DHAHI

Date of birth

1960

Additional information

Last known rank and position ‑ Brigadier General, Military Intelligence Directorate of the Syrian Armed Forces

11

Name of individual

Ali WANUS

 

Also known as

Ali WANNOUS

Date of birth

05/02/1964

Additional information

Last known rank and position ‑ Brigadier General, Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

12

Name of individual

Samir DA'BUL

 

Also known as

a) Samir DABUL, b) Samir DAABOUL

Date of birth

04/09/1965

Additional information

Last known rank and position ‑ Brigadier General, Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

13

Name of individual

Zuhayr HAYDAR

Date of birth

18/12/1965

Additional information

Last known rank and position ‑ Colonel, Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

14

Name of individual

Habib HAWRANI

Date of birth

25/03/1969

Additional information

Last known rank and position ‑ Colonel, Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

15

Name of individual

Firas AHMAD

Date of birth

21/01/1967

Additional information

Last known rank and position ‑ Colonel, Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

16

Name of individual

Salah HABIB

Also known as

a) Saleh HABIB, b) Salih HABIB

Date of birth

05/07/1962

Place of birth

Ain el‑Karm, Syria

Address

Villa 43A, al Syniar Street, Jumeirah 3, P.O. Box 127074, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

Citizenship

France (alt. citizen: Syria)

 

Passport information

13AF69606 (France) expires 06 Feb. 2023

Additional information

Last known position: Owner; Alt. Position: General Manager; Alt. Position: Chief Executive Officer. Manager of Yona Star International

17

Name of individual

Iyad Mohammad Esam MAHROUS

Also known as

a) Iyad MAHROUS, b) Iyad MAHRUS

Date of birth

12/05/1971

 

Citizenship

Syria

 

Passport information

N006478882

Additional information

Last known position: Owns and operates Syria‑based Mahrous Group

18

Name of individual

Ghassan ABBAS

Date of birth

10/03/1960

 

Place of birth

Homs, Syria

Additional information

Last known rank and position – Brigadier General, linked to the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

19

Name of individual

Bayan BITAR

Also known as

a) Bayan AL‑BITAR

Date of birth

08/03/1947

Address

PO Box 11037, Damascus, Syria

Additional information

Last known position ‑ Managing Director/Director General, Organisation for Technological Industries (OTI). OTI is a subsidiary of the Syrian Ministry of Defence

20

Name of individual

Amr ARMANZI

Also known as

a) Amr Muhammad Najib AL‑ARMANZI, b) Amr Najib ARMANAZI, c) Amrou AL‑ARMANAZY, d) Amr ARMANAZI

Date of birth

07/02/1944

Additional information

Last known position ‑ Director General of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

21

Name of individual

Aziz ALLOUCH

Also known as

a) 'Aziz Ahmad 'ALLUSH

Date of birth

26/10/1977

Additional information

Last known position ‑ General Director, Technolab

22

Name of individual

Muhammed Bin‑Muhammed Faris QUWAYDIR

Also known as

a) Muhammad KWEIDER, b) Muhammad KWEITER, c) Samir QASSAR, d) Muhammad QUAYDIR

Date of birth

21/07/1967

 

Passport Information:

004123298

Additional Information:

Last known position ‑ Contracts Director for the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

23

Name of individual

Hala SIRHAN

 

Also known as

a) Halah SIRHAN, b) Hilah SIRHAN

 

Date of birth

05/01/1953

 

Citizenship

Syria

Additional information

Last known position ‑ Employee of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

24

Name of individual

Ayman AHMAD

 

Also known as

Ayman BIN‑AHMAD

 

Date of birth

01/02/1971

 

Citizenship

Syria

Additional information

Last known position ‑ Employee of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

25

Name of individual

Yusuf AL‑HATUM

 

Also known as

Yusuf BIN‑AHMADAL‑HATUM

 

Date of birth

05/01/1966

 

Citizenship

Syria

Additional information

Last known position ‑ Employee of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

26

Name of individual

Mashhur AL‑HUSAYN

 

Also known as

Mashhur BIN‑AHMAD AL‑HUSAYN

 

Date of birth

01/01/1961

 

Citizenship

Syria

Additional information

Last known position ‑ Employee of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

27

Name of individual

Haytham ASMAR

 

Also known as

Haytham BIN‑MAHMUD ASMAR

 

Date of birth

02/11/1969

 

Citizenship

Syria

Additional information

Last known position ‑ Employee of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

28

Name of individual

Lu‑ay DA‑UD

 

Also known as

a) Lu’ay DA’UD, b) Lu’ay BIN‑MUHAMMAD DA’UD, c) Lu’ay DAWUD

 

Date of birth

13/10/1962

 

Citizenship

Syria

Additional information

Last known position ‑ Employee of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

29

Name of individual

Rajab DAYYUB

 

Also known as

Rajab BIN‑IBRAHIM DAYYUB

 

Date of birth

01/01/1963

 

Citizenship

Syria

Additional information

Last known position ‑ Employee of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

30

Name of individual

Tha'ir DAYYUB

 

Also known as

Tha’ir BIN‑BADI’ DAYYUB

 

Date of birth

01/12/1971

 

Citizenship

Syria

Additional information

Last known position ‑ Employee of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

31

Name of individual

Ma'n GHANIM

 

Also known as

Ma’n BIN‑IBRAHIM GHANIM

 

Date of birth

03/05/1970

 

Citizenship

Syria

Additional information

Last known position ‑ Employee of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

32

Name of individual

Farhan MAHFUD

 

Also known as

Farhan BIN‑MAHMUD MAHFUD

 

Date of birth

11/09/1966

 

Citizenship

Syria

Additional information

Last known position ‑ Employee of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

33

Name of individual

Yusuf MA'TUQ

 

Also known as

Yusuf BIN‑MUHAMMAD MUWAFFAQ MA’TUQ

 

Date of birth

30/05/1981

 

Citizenship

Syria

Additional information

Last known position ‑ Employee of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

34

Name of individual

Misbah MIRDASH

 

Also known as

Misbah BIN‑AHMAD MIRDASH

 

Date of birth

02/01/1970

 

Citizenship

Syria

Additional information

Last known position ‑ Employee of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

35

Name of individual

Zuhayr RABAH

 

Also known as

a) Zuhayr BIN‑TAHIR RABAH, b) Muhammad Zuhayr RABAH

 

Date of birth

07/01/1956

 

Citizenship

Syria

Additional information

Last known position ‑ Employee of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

36

Name of individual

Iyad SALIM

 

Also known as

Iyad BIN‑MAHMUD SALIM

 

Date of birth

12/12/1970

 

Citizenship

Syria

Additional information

Last known position ‑ Employee of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

37

Name of individual

Muzhir SHARBA

 

Also known as

Mazhar BIN‑TAWFIQ SHARBA

 

Date of birth

23/02/1970

 

Citizenship

Syria

Additional information

Last known position ‑ Employee of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

38

Name of individual

Muhammad Khayr SUKHAYTAH

 

Also known as

Muhammad Khayr BIN‑AHMAD NUR SUKHAYTAH

 

Date of birth

18/05/1965

 

Citizenship

Syria

Additional information

Last known position ‑ Employee of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

39

Name of individual

Akram SULAYMAN

 

Also known as

Akram BIN‑SULAYMAN

 

Date of birth

14/04/1967

 

Citizenship

Syria

Additional Information:

Last known position ‑ Employee of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

40

Name of individual

Muhammad Hisham Fu'ad YUSUF

 

Also known as

Muhammad Hisham BIN‑MUHAMMAD FU’AD YUSUF

 

Date of birth

29/07/1965

 

Citizenship

Syria

Additional information

Last known position ‑ Employee of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

10  At the end of Schedule 1

Add:

Part 3Additional designated entities

  

 

Item

Description

 

1

Name of entity

Syriss Logistics and Services

 

Also known as

a) Syriss, b) Guangzhou Syriss Logistics & Services, c) Syriss Group Limited, d) Syriss Logistics and Service Company

 

Address

a) Head Office, Suite 707, Oriental Finance Building, 140 Dong Feng Xi Road, Guangzhou 510000, China; b) Marine Logistics Office, Suite 912, Nan You Building, 142 Dongfeng Xi Road, Guangzhou, China; c) Air Logistics Office, Suite 419, Nan You Building, 142 Dongfeng Xi Road, Guangzhou, China; d) Marine Warehouse, Baiyun Area, Shijing Town, 20 Qingfeng Qinglong Road, Guangzhou, China; e) Baramkeh Free Zone, Damascus, Syria; f) Jebel Ali Free Zone, W.H. # WF06, Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; g) Ras Al Khor Industrial 3, Warehouse # 2, Al Aweer, United Arab Emirates; h) Exit 19 Al Manakh area, W.H. #364, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Additional information

Linked to Yona Star International, which supported the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

2

Name of entity

Mahrous Group

 

Also known as

a) Al Mahrus Group Trading Company, b) Mahrous Trading Establishment, c) Mahrous Trading Institute, d) Mahrus Group, e) Mahrus Trading Establishment

 

Address

a) Rawda Street, Damascus, Syria; b) Al Rawdah, Damascus, Syria

Additional information

Has supported and acted for the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

3

Name of entity

Mahrous Trading FZE

 

Also known as

Mahrus Trading FZE

 

Address

P.O. Box 16111, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

Additional information

Has supported and acted for the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

4

Name of entity

Higher Institute of Applied Science and Technology

Address

P.O. Box 31983, Barzeh, Damascus, Syria

Additional information

Affiliated with, and a subsidiary of, the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

5

Name of entity

Expert Partners

 

Also known as

Experts Partners

Address

Rukn Addin, Saladin Street, Building 5, P.O. Box 7006, Damascus, Syria

Additional information

Acts as a proxy for the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

6

Name of entity

Organisation for Technological Industries

Also known as

a) Technical Industries Corporation (TIC), b) Organization for Technological Industries, c) The Organization for Technical Industries

Address

Sham Algadida OTip Box, P.O. Box 11037, Damascus, Syria

Additional information

Subsidiary of the Syrian Ministry of Defence

7

Name of entity

National Standards and Calibration Laboratory

 

Also known as

National Calibration Centre

Address

P.O. Box 4470, Damascus, Syria

Additional information

Affiliated with, and a subsidiary of, the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

8

Name of entity

Megatrade

Address

Aleppo Street, P.O. Box 5966, Damascus, Syria

Additional information

A company used by the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

9

Name of entity

Yona Star International

 

Also known as

a) Unistar Company, b) Yona Holding, c) Yona Star d) Yona Star Company, e) Yona Star Shipping, f) Yona Star Trading International Co. Ltd

 

Address

a) Damascus Airport Free Zone, Damascus, Syria; b) Al Maktoum Street, Building MM Office #7, Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Additional information

Has supported the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

10

Name of entity

Sigma Tech

 

Also known as

Sigma Tech Company

Address

Fayez Mansour Street, Building No 35, Floor No 2, Baramkeh, P.O. Box 34081, Damascus, Syria

Additional information

Linked to the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

11

Name of entity

Technolab

Also known as

a) Techno Lab

Address

Trabolsi Building, 2nd Floor, Main Road, Deir El Zahrani, Nabatieh, Lebanon

 

Registration number

6000845 Nabatieh, Lebanon

Additional information

Has been a supplier for the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

12

Name of entity

Syrian Company for Information Technology

Also known as

a) SCIT

Address

P.O. Box 11037, Damascus, Syria

Additional information

A subsidiary of the Organisation for Technological Industries, and therefore the Syrian Ministry of Defence

13

Name of entity

Shadi for Cars Trading

Address

Tayyouneh‑Bdeir Building, 2nd floor, Beirut, Lebanon

Additional information

Used by the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

14

Name of entity

Denise Company

Address

Tayyouneh‑Bdeir Building, 2nd floor, Beirut, Lebanon

Additional information

Used by the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

Autonomous Sanctions (Designated Persons and Entities and Declared Persons – Syria) List 2017

11  At the end of section 4

Add:

Note:          See the Autonomous Sanctions (Designated Persons and Entities and Declared Persons – Syria and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction) List 2012 for the continuation of effect, under subregulation 9(3) of the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011, of:

(a)    the designations and declarations made under paragraphs 6(1)(a) and (b) of those Regulations; and

(b)    certain of the designations made under paragraphs 6(2)(a) and (b) of those Regulations.