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09STATE67910 2009-06-30 23:04:00 SECRET//NOFORN Secretary of State
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UNSC LIBERIA SANCTIONS COMMITTEE: INFO REQUEST

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E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/01/2034
TAGS: EFIN ETTC KTFN PREL PTER XY UNSC
SUBJECT: UNSC LIBERIA SANCTIONS COMMITTEE: INFO REQUEST

REF: SC/8176/REV.1*

Classified By: IO A/S BRIMMER FOR REASONS 1.4 (B) & (D)



1. (U) This is an action request; see para 3.



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STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE


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2. (SBU) The strategic objective is to ensure the United
States is in compliance with its UN obligation to freeze
assets on U.S. territory of individuals and entities
designated by the UN Security Council Committee established
pursuant to resolution 1521 (2003) concerning Liberia ("the
Liberia Sanctions Committee" -
www.un.org/sc/committees/1521/index.shtml).



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ACTION REQUEST


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3. (SBU) Action addressees are requested to approach host
governments and request information for the two designated
individuals listed in para 5 and transmit response via a
standalone UNCLASSIFIED cable.



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BACKGROUND


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4. (S/NF) In August 2004, the UK submitted Edwin Snowe and
Martin George for designation by the Liberia Sanctions
Committee for their connections to the regime of former
President Charles Taylor. The Liberia Sanctions Committee
designated these individuals on 25 August 2004, but the
United States has not domestically designated them. If these
individuals have assets on U.S. territory, then the United
States is out of compliance with its UN obligation to freeze
assets of listed individuals/entities. U.S. non-compliance
undercuts our credibility in requesting other Member States
to live up to their UN obligations. The United States is in
the process of compiling the information needed to administer
the asset freeze against these two individuals in the United
States. To do so, the United States must compile sufficient
bio-identifiers (para 6) and information demonstrating the
targets meet the designation criteria (para 7).



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INDIVIDUALS


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5. (SBU) Posts are to request the following information from
host governments:

-- Martin GEORGE: the United States cannot implement the
asset freeze without additional bio-identifiers (para 6); we
also seek information on his current activities, particularly
any activities that show continued ties with
Charles Taylor or Taylor,s associates (para 7)

-- Edwin SNOWE: we have sufficient bio-identifiers (para
6); however, we seek information on his current activities,
particularly any activities that show continued ties with
Charles Taylor or Taylor,s associates (para 7)



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BIO-IDENTIFIERS


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6. (U) If exact information is not available, please request
that governments provide whatever information is available
(for example, years of birth and current believed locations
would be useful, even if specific dates of birth and
addresses are not available):
- AKAs
- DOB (critical)
- POB
- Citizenship / Nationality
- Title / rank
- Current address or location
- Passport number and issuing country
- National ID number



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CRITERIA FOR ASSET FREEZE DESIGNATION


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7. (U) Pursuant to operative paragraph 1 of UNSC resolution
1532 (2004), the Liberia Committee can designate for
inclusion on its asset freeze list the following individuals
to prevent them from using misappropriated funds and property
to interfere in the restoration of peace and stability in
Liberia and the sub-region:
- Former Liberian President Charles Taylor, and his
immediate family members, in particular Jewell Howard Taylor
and Charles Taylor, Jr. and
- Senior officials of the former Taylor regime or other
close allies or associates.



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REPORTING DEADLINE AND POC


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8. (U) Posts are requested to respond by 22 July. Point of
contact in IO's Office of Peacekeeping, Sanctions, and
Counterterrorism is Jean Clark (202.736.7736;
clarkjt@state.sgov.gov).



9. (U) Department appreciates Posts' efforts.
CLINTON