1. On 4 October 2022, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Committee established pursuant to resolutions 2140 (2014) concerning Yemen approved the addition of 1 entry to its 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 new asset-freeze designations made by the UNSC 2140 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 added and is subject to an asset freeze:
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. Failure to comply with sanctions legislation or to seek to circumvent its provisions is a criminal offence.
6. Further information on sanctions can be found on the Government of Jersey website and the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) website.
7. Jersey guidance on the Yemen sanctions regime is available on JFSC website.
8. Copies of Jersey sanctions legislation, including SAFL and the Sanctions Order, can be found on the Jersey Legal Information Board website.
9. Further details on the UN measures in respect of Yemen can be found on the relevant UN Sanctions Committee webpage.
10. A copy of the UK Sanctions List can be found here.
11. A copy of the UK Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation Consolidated List can be found here.
12. Non-media enquiries, sanctions compliance reporting, and licence applications should be addressed to:
Head of International Compliance
Office of the Chief Executive
ANNEX TO NOTICE
FINANCIAL SANCTIONS: YEMEN
1. Ahmad AL-HAMZI
Name (original script): الحمزي أحمد
Title: n/a Designation: Major General, Commander of the Houthi Air Force and Air Defense Forces DOB: 1985 POB: Sana’a, Yemen Good quality a.k.a.: n/a Low quality a.k.a.: a) Ahmad 'Ali al-Hamzi b) Ahmad 'Ali Ahsan al-Hamzi c) Ahmed Ali al-Hamzi d) Muti al-Hamzi Nationality: Yemen Passport no: n/a National identification no: n/a Address: Yemen Listed on: 4 Oct. 2022 Other information: Ahmad al-Hamzi, the commander of the Houthi Air Force and Air Defense Forces, as well as its UAV program, plays a leading role in Houthi military efforts that directly threaten the peace, security, and stability of Yemen. Physical Description: Eye Color: Brown; Hair: Brown. INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link: https://www.interpol.int/en/How-we-work/Notices/View-UN-Notices-Individual
Ministry of External Relations
5 October 2022