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Financial Sanctions Notice ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida 05 June 2023

Published byExternal Relations
Date published
05 June 2023


1. On 02 June 2023, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Committee established pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida enacted the amendment of the entry specified below to its ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List of individuals and entities subject to an asset freeze.

2. In accordance with the Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (Jersey) Law 2019 ("SAFL") and the Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (Implementation of External Sanctions) (Jersey) Order 2021 (the "Sanctions Order"), any changes to asset-freeze designations made by the UNSC Regime Sanctions Committee have immediate effect in Jersey.    

Notice summary (Full details are provided in the Annex to this Notice) 

3. The following designation has been amended and remains subject to an asset freeze:

  • Merai Abdefattah Khalil ZOGHBI

What you must do   

4. You must:  

  • immediately check whether you maintain any accounts or hold any funds or economic resources for the persons set out in the Annex to this Notice.

  • freeze such accounts, and other funds or economic resources without notice and without delay.

  • refrain from dealing with the funds or assets or making them available (directly or indirectly) to such persons unless licensed by the Minister for External Relations ("MER").

  • report any findings to MER, together with any additional information that would facilitate compliance with SAFL.

  • provide any information concerning the frozen assets of designated persons that MER may request. Information reported to MER may be passed on to other regulatory authorities or law enforcement. 

5. Where a relevant institution has already reported details of accounts, other funds or economic resources held frozen for designated persons, they are not required to report these details again.

6. Failure to comply with sanctions legislation or to seek to circumvent its provisions is a criminal offence.

Further Information

7. Further information on sanctions can be found on the Government of Jersey website and the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) website.

8.  Jersey guidance on the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida sanctions regime is available on JFSC website.

9. Copies of Jersey sanctions legislation, including the Order and SAFL, can be found on the Jersey Legal Information Board website.

10. Further details on the UN measures in respect of ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida can be found on the relevant UN Sanctions Committee webpage.

11. A copy of the UK Regulations can be obtained from and other relevant information about this regime can be found on

12. A copy of the UK Sanctions List can be found here.

13. A copy of the UK Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation Consolidated List can be found here.


14. Non-media enquiries, sanctions compliance reporting, and licence applications should be addressed to: 
Financial Sanctions Implementation Unit

Annex to Notice

15. Annex to Financial Sanctions Notice ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida 05 June 2023 

Financial Sanctions Notice ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida 05 June 2023
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