1. The Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020 (the “UK Regulations”) were made under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 and provide for the freezing of funds and economic resources of certain persons, entities or bodies responsible for or involved in serious violations of human rights.
2. On 10 December 2021 the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office updated the UK sanctions list to reflect changes to those persons designated under the UK Regulations. A link to the UK sanctions list can be found below.
3. The Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (Implementation of External Sanctions) (Jersey) Order 2021 (the “Order”), made under the Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (Jersey) Law 2019 (“SAFL”), links to the UK Regulations.
4. Any changes to asset-freeze designations made under the UK Regulations are effective immediately by virtue of the ambulatory provisions in Jersey’s sanctions legislation.
5. An asset freeze now applies to the person listed in the Annex to this Notice under Part 3 of SAFL.
Notice summary (Full details are provided in the Annex to this Notice)
6. The following designation has been made and are now subject to an asset freeze:
What you must do
7. You must:
- 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.
- 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 and Financial Services (“MERFS”).
- report any findings to MERFS, together with any additional information that would facilitate compliance with SAFL.
- provide any information concerning the frozen assets of designated persons that MERFS may request. Information reported to MERFS may be passed on to other regulatory authorities or law enforcement.
8. Failure to comply with sanctions legislation or to seek to circumvent its provisions is a criminal offence.
10. Jersey guidance on the Global Human Rights sanctions regime is available on JFSC website
11. Copies of Jersey sanctions legislation, including the Order
, can be found on the Jersey Legal Information Board website.
12. A copy of the UK Regulations can be obtained from legislation.gov.uk
and other relevant information about this regime can be found on gov.uk
13. A copy of the UK sanctions list can be found here
14. A copy of the UK Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation consolidated list can be found here
15. 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: GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS
1. BANGALZAI, Furqan
POB: Pakistan a.k.a: (1) ABDULLAH (2) AZAM (3) BANGALZAI, Farooq (4) BROHI, Farhan (5) FAROOQ Nationality: Pakistan National Identification no: 51602-9768615-5 Address: (1) Saryab Road, Sindhi Gali Quetta, Pakistan. (2) Karachi central prison, Pakistan. Position: Former commander of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): GHR0082 Affiliated with ISIS-K (UK Statement of Reasons): Furqan Bangalzai was commander of the militant wing of the terror organisation Lashkar-eJhangvi. In this capacity, he was involved in an activity which, if carried out by or on behalf of a State within the territory of that State, would amount to a serious violation by that State of an individual’s right to life by his role in facilitating the bombing of the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sehwan, Pakistan, in which at least 70 people were killed. Additional information: In May 2020, Bangalzai was convicted of 70 counts of murder for his involvement in the bombing. (Gender): Male Listed on: 10/12/2021 Last Updated: 10/12/2021 UK Consolidated Group ID: 14167.
Ministry of External Relations
10 December 2021