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Ahmad Iman Ali


Abu Zinira; Ahmed Iman Ali; Shaykh Ahmad Iman Ali; Sheikh Ahmed Iman Ali


Kenyan Al-Shabaab commander

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Ahmad Iman Ali was listed on 8 March 2018 pursuant to resolution 1844 (2008). Ahmad Iman Ali is a prominent Kenyan Al-Shabaab commander who has served as the group's leader in Kenya since 2012. He is director of the group's Kenyan branch operations and routinely targets Kenyan AMISOM troops in Somalia, such as a January 2016 attack on Kenyan AMISOM...

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(UN ID: SOi.016)\n(Date of UN designation: 2018-03-08)\n(UNLI-08.03.2018)

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Restrictive measures against Somalia



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Asset freeze and prohibition to make funds available, Restrictions on admission

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- All assets of the listed persons and entities should be frozen. It is also prohibited to make any funds or assets directly or indirectly available to them. - Member States shall enforce travel restrictions on persons listed in Annex I of Council Decision 2010/231/CFSP.

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Measures imposed at UN level since UN Security Council Resolution 733 (1992) of 23 January 1992 and subsequent Resolutions are transposed into EU sanctions law. The measures include an arms embargo, which is partial and allows under certain conditions arms supplies for the development of Somalia's security and police institutions. In addition the m...

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