On 10 April, pursuant to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/576 amending Council Regulation (EC) 881/2002, the EU updated its Al-Queda Sanctions List to implement recent changes made by the UN Security Council pursuant to Security Council Resolutions 1267 and 1989 concerning Al-Qaeda.
As a result, Maulana Fazlullah was added to the EU's Al-Qaeda Sanctions List. Maulana Fazlullah is a Commander of Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan ("TTP") and has been since 7 April 2013, who also led the local TTP in Pakistan's north-west valley of Swat between 2007 and 2009.
Further, Abd Al-Rahman Muhammad Jaffar Ali has been removed from the list, having completed a sentence issued by the Bahraini High Criminal Court for financing terrorism and being a member of a terrorist organisation.
Individuals and entities on the Al-Qaeda Sanctions List are subject to an EU-wide asset freeze.