SECURITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON LIBERIA REMOVES NAME OF ONE INDIVIDUAL FROM TRAVEL BAN, ASSETS FREEZE LISTS

15 December 2008
SC/9538

SECURITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON LIBERIA REMOVES NAME OF ONE INDIVIDUAL FROM TRAVEL BAN, ASSETS FREEZE LISTS

15 December 2008
Security Council
SC/9538
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECURITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON LIBERIA REMOVES NAME OF ONE INDIVIDUAL

FROM TRAVEL BAN, ASSETS FREEZE LISTS

 

The Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1521 (2003) concerning Liberia today decided to remove the name of the following individual from the list of individuals subject to the travel restrictions imposed by paragraph 4 (a) of resolution 1521 (2003) (the travel ban list) and the list of individuals and entities subject to the measures imposed by paragraph 1 of Security Council resolution 1532 (2004) (the assets freeze list):

LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

ALIAS

DATE OF BIRTH/

PLACE OF BIRT

PASSPORT/

IDENTIFYING

INFORMATION

KOUWENHOVEN

(KOUVENHOVEN)

(KOUENHOVEN)

(KOUENHAVEN)

Gus

15 SEPT 1942

Owner of Hotel Africa and President of the Oriental Timber Company.

Arms dealer in contravention of UNSC resolution 1343. Funds purveyor to the Taylor regime. Close associate of Taylor.Supported former President Taylor’s regime in effort to destabilize Sierra Leone and gain illicit access to diamonds and funds.

Therefore, the travel ban and assets freeze imposed respectively by Security Council resolutions 1521 (2003) and 1532 (2004) no longer apply to the individual mentioned above.

The latest versions of the travel ban and assets freeze lists are available on the Committee’s website: http://www.un.org/sc/committees/1521/index.shtml.

The Committee will continue to update the list on a regular basis.

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