In accordance with paragraph 1 (b) of the Guidelines for the application of paragraphs 19 and 23 of resolution 1483 (2003), the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1518 (2003) concerning Iraq makes accessible a narrative summary of reasons for the listing for individuals and entities included in the sanctions list.
Roodi Slewa was listed on 2 June 2004 in connection with the measures contained in paragraph 23 (b) of resolution 1483 (2003).
Roodi Slewa was listed as “In addition to serving as Uday Saddam Hussein’s partner in an Iraqi consumer goods company, Roodi Slewa played a key role in Uday Saddam Hussein’s illicit alcohol and cigarette distribution monopolies. Under the former regime, Iraqi cigarette and alcohol vendors were required to make extortion payments to Slewa in order to conduct business. Slewa paid Uday Saddam Hussein approximately $1.5 million per month from the proceeds of this racketeering scheme”.