Last Updated: June 9, 2024

Khodr Ali TAHER


خضر علي طاهر


Director and owner of Ella Media Services. Founding partner of Castle Security and Protection and of Jasmine Contracting Company. Chairman and founding partner of the Syrian Hotel Management Company. Manager and owner of Ematel.

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Leading businessperson operating across multiple sectors of the Syrian economy, including private security, mobile phone retail, hotel management, advertising services, domestic money transfer, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Supports and benefits from the Syrian regime through cooperation in his business activities and his involvement in s...

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(Date of UN designation: 2020-02-17)\n(Relatives/business associates/entities or partner­s/links: Citadel for Protection; Guard and Security Services (Castle Security and protection); Ematel LLC (Ematel Communications); Syrian Hotel Management Com­pany; Jasmine Contracting Company)

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Restrictive measures against Syria


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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 the Annex I of Council Decision 2013/255/CFSP.

Official Information

On 27 May 2013, the Council of the EU adopted conclusions in which it condemned the violence and the continued widespread and systematic gross violations of human rights in Syria, the massacres committed by the Syrian armed forces and its militias, all instances of hostage taking of peacekeepers, and the atrocities committed by the Syrian regime. I...

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