The United Nations Security Council Sanctions Committee decided to include 3 entities on the list of international terrorist entities and their implications for their affiliation with Al-Qaeda and ISIS.
The United Nations Security Council sanctions committee circulated its decision issued on Wednesday, March 4th, to all countries that signed the United Nations Convention against Terrorism, including Egypt.
The notification included that the sanctions committee established pursuant to Security Council Resolution No. 1267 of 1999, 1989 of 2011 and 2253 of 2015, and its subsequent decisions regarding ISIS and Al Qaeda, add the names of 3 entities to the terrorist persons and entities listed in the terrorist list.
The notification included the inclusion of the first entity known as ISIS in Libya, which was formed in November 2014 based on the declaration of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi or Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai, the murdered leader of ISIS, to establish the Islamic State in Iraq and the Mashriq.
ISIS in Libya is a branch of ISIS, and it is active in a number of regions in Libya, including Tripoli, Barqa, Fezzan and Derna, and it first appeared on November 13, 2014 through online videos of a group of militants in Derna who pledged allegiance to the ISIS leader and announced at the time Al-Baghdadi the creation of three Branches in Libya are Barqa in the east, Fezzan in the desert in the south, and Tripoli in the west.
As for the second entity that was included in the terrorist lists, it is “ISIS”, which was formed in November 2014 from an armed group that sold Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Yemen.
The Security Council Sanctions Committee identified the third entity as the Indonesian Anarchot State Organization, a group founded in 2015 as a group of Indonesian extremists who pledged allegiance to the then ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was killed by US forces.
Ancharoot State is responsible for the bombings in Surabaya, Indonesia in 2018, and the bombings of Jolo Cathedral in 2019, and a court in South Jakarta issued a decision on July 31, 2018 banning the organization.
The notification indicated that, based on the decision of the committee, the following sanctions apply to the two entities, namely, the freezing of funds and property in member states, travel bans, and arms embargoes.
It is mentioned that the Security Council has identified three main measures that states must follow in order to be able to address the Security Council in order to include an individual or entity in the lists of terrorist entities in the Security Council and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is coordinating the national position on the names of persons or entities proposed to be included in the lists related to Security Council resolutions Whether on the basis of ongoing investigations or at the request of the security agencies of the state, provided that it meets the criteria for inclusion of relevant Security Council resolutions, namely:
- The Foreign Affairs Ministry receives requests to suggest listing the Security Council lists regarding persons or entities that may meet the criteria stipulated in the relevant Security Council resolutions and all the supporting information available by the relevant authorities and the relevant ministries, especially those concerned with combating terrorism and its financing, attached to what supports the request, taking into consideration the following conditions:
First: No criminal case is required for those names, as the names are proposed according to the existence of ongoing investigations or requests from the security agencies of the state or other reasons for that.
Second: Determining the extent of the possibility of disclosing the name of Egypt as the country requesting the listing in case of proposing names for the committee established pursuant to resolutions 1267/1989
- The unit – in coordination with the Foreign Affairs Ministry – provides an explanatory statement that includes the largest possible amount of information and data in support of the inclusion of relevant persons or entities, taking into account national laws, human rights and bona fide parties.
- The Foreign Affairs Ministry shall provide the Security Council sanctions committee with the names of individuals and entities required to be included in the relevant lists together with the data received from the concerned national authorities, whether on the basis of ongoing investigations or at the request of the security authorities, on one side without the need for prior warning to the person or The entity concerned
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