Security Council 751 and 1907 Committee on Somalia and Eritrea Adds Ahmed Diriye to 1844 Sanctions List

SC/11579
24 September 2014

Security Council 751 and 1907 Committee on Somalia and Eritrea Adds Ahmed Diriye to 1844 Sanctions List

24 September 2014
Security Council
SC/11579
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Security Council 751 and 1907 Committee on Somalia and Eritrea

 

Adds Ahmed Diriye to 1844 Sanctions List

 


On 24 September 2014, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea approved the addition of the individual specified below to the list of individuals and entities subject to the travel ban, assets freeze and targeted arms embargo imposed by paragraphs 1, 3 and 7 of resolution 1844 (2008) and paragraph 43 of resolution 2093 (2013) adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations:


(15) Ahmed Diriye


AKA: Sheikh Ahmed Umar Abu Ubaidah

AKA: Sheikh Omar Abu Ubaidaha

AKA: Sheikh Ahmed Umar

AKA: Sheikh Mahad Omar Abdikarim

AKA: Abu Ubaidah

AKA: Abu Diriye


DOB: circa 1972


POB: Somalia


Location: Somalia


Ahmed Diriye was appointed as the new emir of Al-Shabaab following the death of the previous leader Ahmed Abdi aw-Mohamed, an individual listed by the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009).  This was publicly announced in a statement by Al-Shabaab’s spokesperson, Sheikh Ali Dheere, released on 6 September 2014.  Diriye has been a senior member of Al-Shabaab and as the emir he exercises command responsibility for Al-Shabaab’s operations.  He will be directly responsible for Al-Shabaab’s activities which continue to threaten the peace, security and stability of Somalia.  Diriye has since adopted the Arabic name Sheikh Ahmed Umar Abu Ubaidah.


To obtain a fully updated version of the List of individuals and entities subject to the sanctions measures, Member States are encouraged to consult, on a regular basis, the Committee’s website at the following URL:  http://www.un.org/sc/committees/751/pdf/1844_cons_list.pdf.


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