32003R1456

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1456/2003 of 14 August 2003 amending for the 21st time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with Usama bin Laden, the Al-Qaida network and the Taliban, and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 467/2001

Official Journal L 206 , 15/08/2003 P. 0027 - 0028


Commission Regulation (EC) No 1456/2003

of 14 August 2003

amending for the 21st time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with Usama bin Laden, the Al-Qaida network and the Taliban, and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 467/2001

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 of 27 May 2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with Usama bin Laden, the Al-Qaida network and the Taliban, and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 467/2001 prohibiting the export of certain goods and services to Afghanistan, strengthening the flight ban and extending the freeze of funds and other financial resources in respect of the Taliban of Afghanistan(1), as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1184/2003(2), and in particular Article 7(1), first indent, thereof,

Whereas:

(1) Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 lists the persons, groups and entities covered by the freezing of funds and economic resources under that Regulation.

(2) On 19 June and 12 August 2003, the Sanctions Committee decided to amend the list of persons, groups and entities to whom the freezing of funds and economic resources should apply. Therefore, Annex I should be amended accordingly.

(3) In order to ensure that the measures provided for in this Regulation are effective, this Regulation must enter into force immediately,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 is hereby amended in accordance with the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 14 August 2003.

For the Commission

Christopher Patten

Member of the Commission

(1) OJ L 139, 29.5.2002, p. 9.

(2) OJ L 165, 3.7.2003, p. 21.

ANNEX

Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 is amended as follows:

1. The following entries shall be added under the heading "Natural persons":

"Shamil BASAYEV, leader (amir) of the Riyadus-Salikhin Reconnaissance and Sabotage Battalion of Chechen Martyrs(1)".

2. The entry "Zelimkhan Ahmedovic (Abdul-Muslimovich) YANDARBIEV. Place of birth: village of Vydriha, Eastern Kazakhstan region, USSR. Date of birth: 12 September 1952. Nationality: Russian Federation. Passports: Russian passport 43 No 1600453" under the heading "natural persons" shall be replaced with the following:

"Zelimkhan Ahmedovich (Abdul-Muslimovich) YANDARBIEV. Place of birth: village of Vydriha, Eastern Kazakhstan region, USSR. Date of birth: 12 September 1952. Nationality: Russian Federation. Passports: Russian passport 43 No 1600453".

3. The entry "AL-MASRI, Abu Hamza (a.k.a. AL-MISRI, Abu Hamza); date of birth: 15 April 1958; 9 Alboume Road, Shepherds Bush, London W12 OLW, UK.; 8 Adie Road, Hammersmith, London W6 OPW, UK" under the heading "natural persons" shall be replaced with the following:

"Mostafa Kamel MOSTAFA (alias a) Mustafa Kamel MUSTAFA, b) Adam Ramsey Eaman, c) Abu Hamza Al-Masri, d) Al-Masri, Abu Hamza, e) Al-Misri, Abu Hamza), 9 Alboume Road, Shepherds Bush, London W12 OLW, United Kingdom; 8 Adie Road, Hammersmith, London W6 OPW, United Kingdom. Date of birth: 15 April 1958".

(1) This legal person, group or entity was added to Annex I by means of Regulation (EC) No 414/2003, OJ L 62, 6.3.2003, p. 24.