Foreign Minister renews UN terrorism listings

Media release

25 November 2013

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, has renewed a number of Australia's listings of persons and entities associated with terrorism for a further three years, effective from 26 November 2013.

These listings implement Australia's obligations under United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution 1373 (2001) to suppress the financing of terrorism.

The Charter of the United Nations Act 1945 makes it an offence to use or deal with the assets of, or to make an asset available to, a listed person or entity.

The names of persons and entities whose listings have been renewed and an explanation of their rights can be found in Annex A to this media release.

Full details of all listed persons and entities can be found in the Consolidated List available at www.dfat.gov.au/icat/UNSC_financial_sanctions.html.

Anyone who believes they hold an asset that may be owned or controlled by a listed person or entity must immediately notify the Department at asset.freezing@dfat.gov.au and the Australian Federal Police at AOCC-Client-Liaison@afp.gov.au.

The threat of terrorism to Australia is real and enduring. The Australian Government remains determined to combat and prevent terrorism in all its forms.

Annex A

Review by the Minister of listings due to expire

The Charter of the United Nations Act 1945 (the Act) and the Charter of the United Nations (Dealing with Assets) Regulations 2008 provide that the Minister must list a person or entity if satisfied on reasonable grounds that the person or entity is mentioned in paragraph 1(c) of UNSC Resolution 1373, that is, the person or entity is:

  1. a person who commits, or attempts to commit, terrorist acts or participates in, or facilitates, the commission of terrorist acts;
  2. an entity owned or controlled directly or indirectly by such a person; or
  3. a person or entity acting on behalf of, or at the direction of, such a person or entity.

Ms Bishop recently considered whether to renew the listings of 87 of the 93 persons and entities who or which had been listed.  The listings of those 87 persons and entities were due to expire before the end of 2013, mostly on 25 November 2013.

Listings of persons and entities renewed by the Minister

As a result of the review by the Minister of listings due to expire, Ms Bishop has declared that the listings of the following persons and entities associated with terrorism shall continue to have effect for a further three years until 25 November 2016, unless revoked or extended again in accordance with the Act:

Persons

AL-ALAMI, Imad Khalil

AL-MUGHASSIL, Ahmad Ibrahim

AL-NASSER, Abdelkarim Hussein Mohamed

AL-YACOUB, Ibrahim Salih Mohammed

ALBERDI URANGA, Itziar

ALBISU IRIARTE, Miguel

ALEGRÍA LOINAZ, Xavier

APAOLAZA SANCHO, Ivan

ARZALLUS TAPIA, Eusebio

ASPIAZU RUBINA, Miguel de Garikoitz

ATWA Ali

BARAKAT, Assad Ahmad

BELOQUI RESA, Elena Maria

CAMPOS ALONSO, Miriam

CHAPARTEGUI NIEVES, Miren Nekane

CORTA CARRION, Miguel

ECHEBARRIA SIMARRO, Leire

ECHEGARAY ACHIRICA, Alfonso

EL-HOORIE, Ali Saed Bin Ali

GOGEASCOECHEA ARRONATEGUI, Eneko

HAMDAN, Usama

IPARRAGUIRRE GUENECHEA, Maria Soledad

IRIONDO YARZA, Aitzol

IZZ-AL-DIN, Hasan

MISHAAL, Khalid

MARZOUK, Musa Abu

MOHAMMED, Khalid Shaikh

MORCILLO TORRES, Gracia

NARVAEZ GONI, Juan Jesus

OLARRA AGUIRIANO, Jose Maria

OLANO OLANO, Juan Maria

ORBE SEVILLANO, Zigor

PALACIOS ALDAY, Gorka

PEREZ ARAMBURU, Jon Inaki

QUINTANA ZORROZUA, Asier

RETA DE FRUTOS, Jose Ignacio

RUBENACH ROIG, Juan Luis

SISON, Jose Maria

URANGA ARTOLA, Kemen

URRUTICOECHEA BENGOECHEA, Jose Antonio

VALLEGO FRANCO, Inigo

VILA MICHELENA, Fermin

Entities

Abu Nidal Organization

Al-Aqsa Foundation

Al-Aqsa Islamic Bank

Al-Aqsa Martyr’s Brigade

Al-Shabaab

Association de Secours aux Palestinien

Aum Shinrikyo

Babbar Khalsa

Barakat Import Export Ltda

Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA)

Beit El-Mal Holdings

Casa Apollo

Comité de Bienfaisance et de Secours aux Palestiniens (CBSP)

Continuity IRA (CIRA)

First of October Antifascist Resistance Group (GRAPO)

Gama’a Al-Islamiyya

Hamas

Hizballah

Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development

International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF)

Kahane Lives

Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)

Loyalist Volunteer Force

Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK)

National Liberation Army (ELN)

New Peoples Army (NPA)/Communist Party of the Philippines

Orange Volunteers

Palestinian Liberation Front

Palestinian Association in Austria

Palestinian Islamic Jihad

Palestinian Relief and Development Fund (Interpal)

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command

Shining Path

Real IRA (RIRA)

Red Hand Defenders

Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)

Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C)

Sanabil Association for Relief and Development

Ulster Defence Association

Listings of persons and entities ceasing to have effect

As a result of the review by the Minister of listings due to expire, the listings of the following persons and entities shall cease to have effect on 25 November 2013:

Persons

MUGHNIYAH, Imad Fa’iz

Entities

Revolutionary Nuclei

Revolutionary Organization 17 November

United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia

Details of a listed person or entity

The details of a listed person or entity can be found in the DFAT Consolidated List available at www.dfat.gov.au/icat/UNSC_financial_sanctions.html#section7

Request for a statement of reasons for a listing

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will provide a listed person or entity with the unclassified statement of reasons for his, her or its listing.  Requests may be submitted in writing to:

Director, Sanctions and Transnational Crime Section
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
John McEwen Crescent
Barton ACT 0221 Australia

or by e-mail to asset.freezing@dfat.gov.au

Application for revocation of a listing

A listed person or entity may apply to the Minister for Foreign Affairs to have his, her or its listing revoked.  The application must be in writing and set out the circumstances relied upon to justify the application.  Applications may be submitted in writing to:

The Minister for Foreign Affairs
c/- Director, Sanctions and Transnational Crime Section
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
John McEwen Crescent
Barton ACT 0221 Australia

or by e-mail to asset.freezing@dfat.gov.au