Tunisia and Egypt

Overview

On March 23, 2011, the Governor in Council made, pursuant to the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act, the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials (Tunisia and Egypt) Regulations.

The Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act permits the Government to freeze the assets or restrain property of politically exposed foreign persons at the written request of a foreign state, where the Governor-in-Council has determined that the foreign state is in a state of turmoil or political uncertainty, and where the making of an order or regulation is in the interest of international relations.

The Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials (Tunisia and Egypt) Regulations give effect to written requests from Tunisia and Egypt, which have recently experienced political upheaval, to freeze assets of their former leaders and senior officials or their associates and family members suspected of having misappropriated state funds, or obtained property inappropriately as a result of their office or family, business or personal connections.

Given Canada's support for accountability, rule of law and a transition to democracy in both countries, the Regulations ensure that misappropriated assets held by officials of the former government can be seized so that politically exposed foreign persons may be held accountable.

New Developments

Canada has amended and updated the list of persons whose assets are subject to freezing under the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials (Tunisia and Egypt) Regulations. These changes took effect as of February 28, 2014, which is the date the amending Regulations were registered (SOR/2014-33).

The modifications add one person and delist eight persons listed in in Schedule 2 of the Regulations for Egypt:

1. Schedule 2 to the Regulations is amended by adding the following person for item 121:

121. Mounir Saleh Moustafa Sabet, born October 19, 1936

2. Items 9, 19, 47 to 51 and 122 of Schedule 2 to the Regulations are repealed:

9. Rachid Mohamed Rachid (also known among other names as Rachid Mohamed Rachid Rached), born on February 9, 1955 and former Minister of Trade and Industry

19. Hania Mahmoud Abdel Rahman Fahmi (also known among other names as Hanya Mahmoud Abdel-Rahman Fahmy), born on July 5, 1959, spouse of Rachid Mohamed Rachid

47. Hesham El Sayed Mohamed El Hazek (also known among other names as Hesham Elsayed Mohamed Elhazek), born on May 7, 1965, Managing Director of the Egyptian Union Company for Investments

48. Ocsana Pavikina (also known among other names as Oksana Yafekena)

49. Omar Hesham El Sayed El Hazek (also known among other names as Omar Hesham ElSayed ElHazek), born on May 29, 1995

50. Rania AbdelKarim Mohamed El Khattabi (also known among other names as Rania Abdelkarim Mohamed Elkhattabi), born on May 9, 1973, spouse of Hesham El Sayed Mohamed El Hazek

51. Hussein Ali Habib Sajwani (also known among other names as Hussein Aly Habib Segwany)

122. Khaled Mounir Saleh Mostafa Sabet, born on October 12, 1961, son of Mounir Saleh Moustafa Sabet

In addition, the following persons were delisted when the Regulations were amended December 14, 2012:

74. Yassin Ibrahim Lotfy Mansour, born on August 8, 1961, Chairman of the Board and Managing Director of Palm Hills Developments

75. Sherin Mohamed Kamel Moustafa (also known among other names as Sherin Mohamed Kamel Moustafa Kamel and Sherin Mohamed Kamal Moustafa), born on November 9, 1975, spouse of Yassin Ibrahim Lotfy Mansour

76. Rawya Yassin Lotfy Mansour, born on July 17, 2000, daughter of Yassin Ibrahim Lotfy Mansour

77. Mohamed Yassin Lofty Mansour, son of Yassin Ibrahim Lotfy Mansour

78. Ismail Yassin Lotfy Mansour, born on August 25, 1996, son of Yassin Ibrahim Lotfy Mansour

79. Khadiga Yassin Ibrahim Lotfy Mansour (also known among other names as Khadiga Yassin Lotfy Mansour), daughter of Yassin Ibrahim Lotfy Mansour

80. Hamed El Chiaty Mohamed Aly El Chiaty (also known among other names as Hamed El Chiaty Mohamed Aly Elchiaty), born on September 28, 1952, owner of Ras Hawala Company for Tourism Development and Hotels

81. Theodora Helen Antoine Theodorou (also known among other names as Tueodora Helen Antoyne Theodorou), born on September 4, 1955, spouse of Hamed El Chiaty Mohamed Aly El Chiaty

84. Mohamed Aly Abdel Fadil (also known among other names as Mohamed Aly Abdelfadil Kandil), born on September 20, 1963

85. Neven Mahmoud Kamel (also known among other names as Nevin Mahmoud Kamel Elagoz), born on July 28, 1967, spouse of Mohamed Aly Abdel Fadil

86. Ahmed Mohamed Aly Abdel Fadil Kandil (also known among other names as Ahmed Mohamed Aly Abdelfadil Kandil), born on April 27, 1999, son of Mohamed Aly Abdel Fadil

87. Farida Mohamed Aly Abdel Fadil Kandil, born on April 27, 1999, daughter of Mohamed Aly Abdel Fadil

116. Nahed Tawfik Mahmoud Saad, born on July 15, 1957, spouse of Amin Sameh Samir Amin Fahmy

124. Jaylane Abdelmoniem Ali Roshdy Eltawil, born on August 13, 1963, spouse of Khaled Mounir Saleh Mostafa Sabet

For the official list of persons whose assets are subject to freezing under the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials (Tunisia and Egypt) Regulations, please consult the Department of Justice website.

Prohibitions

The Regulations create a freeze of the assets of the politically exposed foreign person listed in the Regulations by prohibiting the following activities by anyone in Canada:

  • to deal, directly or indirectly, in any property, wherever situated, of a listed politically exposed foreign person;
  • to enter into or facilitate, directly or indirectly, any financial transaction related to a dealing referred to in point (1);
  • to provide financial services or other related services in respect of any property of a listed politically exposed foreign person.

Selected Documents

The Act and Regulations are available through the following links:

Links

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