The EU has removed two individuals (Asif Shawkat and Sulieman Maarouf) and one entity (Syria International Islamic Bank) from Annex II to Council Regulation (EU) No. 36/2012 (“Annex II”). Annex II lists persons subject to the asset freeze which has been imposed on persons or entities deemed responsible for violent repression against the civilian population in Syria, persons or entities who benefit from or support the regime and  natural or legal persons and entities associated with them.

It has also amended the entries of the following persons in Annex II: Bushra Al-Assad, Dr. Mohammad Al-Jleilati, Dr. Qadri Jamil, Hala Mohammad Al Nasser, Subhi Ahmad Al Abdallah, Dr. Mohammad Yahiya Moalla, Dr. Mohamad Zafer Mohabak, Dr. Safwan Al Assaf, Yasser Al Siba’ii, Sa’iid Ma’thi Hneidi, Dr. Jassem Zakaria, Dr. Adnan Abdo Al Sikhny, Mohammed Turki Al Sayed and Najm-eddin Khreit.

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 578/2014

Council Regulation (EU) No. 36/2012