30 May 2008
Security Council
SC/9342

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

INTERPOL PUBLISHES FIRST BATCH OF SPECIAL NOTICES FOR ENTITIES INCLUDED

 

IN SECURITY COUNCIL AL-QAIDA AND TALIBAN SANCTIONS COMMITTEE'S LIST

 


On Friday 16 May 2008, the International Criminal Police Organization–INTERPOL published the first batch of INTERPOL-United Nations Security Council Special Notices for four of the entities included in the Consolidated List of the Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee.  The entities on the Consolidated List are subject to the assets freeze and arms embargo imposed by the Security Council in its resolution 1267 (1999) and subsequent relevant resolutions, including resolution 1735 (2006).


The issuance of Special Notices for entities is part of ongoing INTERPOL–United Nations cooperation efforts, pursuant to Security Council resolutions 1617 (2005) and 1735 (2006), to provide the Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee with better tools to fulfil its mandate more effectively and to assist Member States in implementing the above mentioned sanctions measures.  The Special Notices are distributed to all of INTERPOL’s 186 member countries with the objective of alerting national law enforcement that an assets freeze and an arms embargo are in place against the targeted entities.


The publication of Notices for entities follows the publication, initiated in 2005, of Notices for individuals included in the Consolidated List.  As of today, more than 300 Notices for individuals and entities have been published on INTERPOL’s website.


Information on the INTERPOL-United Nations Security Council Special Notices, as well as the Notices published to date, are available at http://www.interpol.int/Public/NoticesUN/Default.asp.


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