May 1, 2016: SECO updates Côte d’Ivoire sanctions

Swiss authorities on Sunday removed the following persons from the sanctions imposed on Côte d’Ivoire:

 

SSID: 30-7843 Name: Blé Goudé Charles
DOB: 1 Jan 1972 POB: a) Guibéroua (Gagnoa) b) Niagbrahio/Guiberoua c) Guiberoua Good quality a.k.a.: a) Général b) Génie de Kpo c) Gbapé Zadi Address: Address known in 2001: Yopougon Selmer, Bloc P 170; also at Hotel Ivoire, Abidjan, Cocody, Ivory Coast Nationality: Ivory Coast Identification document: a) Passport No. 04LE66241, Ivory Coast, Date of issue: 10 Nov 2005, Expiry date: 9 Nov 2008 b) Diplomatic passport No. AE/088 DH 12, Ivory Coast, Date of issue: 20 Dec 2002, Expiry date: 11 Dec 2005 c) Passport No. 98LC39292, Ivory Coast, Date of issue: 24 Nov 2000, Expiry date: 23 Nov 2003 d) Travel document No. C2310421, Switzerland, Date of issue: 15 Nov 2005, Expiry date: 31 Dec 2005
Justification: Leader of COJEP («Young Patriots»), repeated public statements advocating violence against United Nations installations and personnel, and against foreigners; direction of and participation in acts of violence by street militias, including beatings, rapes and extrajudicial killings; intimidation of the United Nations, the International Working Group (IWG), the political opposition and independent press; sabotage of international radio stations; obstacle to the action of the IWG, the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), the French Forces and to the peace process as defined by resolution 1643 (2005). Other information: Adress declared in travel document No. C2310421 issued by Switzerland on 15 Nov 2005 and valid until 31 Dec 2005: Abidjan, Cocody, Côte d’Ivoire. Modifications: Amended on 22 Jan 2013, de-listed on 28 Apr 2016

SSID: 30-7868 Name: Djué Eugène N’goran Kouadio
DOB: a) 1 Jan 1966 b) 20 Dec 1969 Nationality: Ivory Coast Identification document: Passport No. 04 LE 017521, Ivory Coast, Date of issue: 10 Feb 2005, Expiry date: 20 Feb 2008
Justification: Leader of the Union des Patriotes pour la Libération Totale de la Côte d’Ivoire (UPLTCI). Repeated public statements advocating violence against United Nations installations and personnel, and against foreigners; direction of and participation in acts of violence by street militias, including beatings, rapes and extrajudicial killings; obstacle to the  action of IWG, UNOCI, the French Forces and to the peace process as defined by resolution 1643 (2005). Modifications: Amended on 22 Jan 2013, de-listed on 28 Apr 2016

SSID: 30-7877 Name: Fofie Martin Kouakou
DOB: 1 Jan 1968 POB: Bohi, Ivory Coast Nationality: Ivory Coast Identification document: a) ID card No. 2096927, Burkina Faso, Date of issue: 17 Mar 2005 b) Other No. CNB N.076, Burkina Faso, Date of issue: 17 Feb 2003 c) ID card No. 970860100249, Ivory Coast, Date of issue: 5 Aug 1997, Expiry date: 5 Aug 2007
Justification: Chief Corporal New Force Commandant, Korhogo Sector. Forces under his command engaged in recruitment of child soldiers, abductions, imposition of forced labor, sexual abuse of women, arbitrary arrests and extrajudicial killings, contrary to human rights conventions and to international humanitarian law; obstacle to the action of the IWG, UNOCI, French Forces and to the peace process as defined by resolution 1643 (2005). Other information: Father’s Name: Yao Koffi Fofie, Mother’s Name: Ama Krouama Kossonou. Modifications: Amended on 22 Jan 2013, de-listed on 28 Apr 2016

SSID: 30-23745 Name: Gbagbo Laurent
DOB: 31 May 1945 POB: Gagnoa, Ivory Coast Nationality: Ivory Coast
Justification: Former President of Côte d’Ivoire: obstruction of the peace and reconciliation process, rejection of the results of the presidential election. Modifications: Listed on 22 Jan 2013, de-listed on 28 Apr 2016

SSID: 30-23752 Name: Gbagbo Simone
DOB: 20 Jun 1949 POB: Moossou, Grand-Bassam, Ivory Coast Nationality: Ivory Coast Justification: Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of the Ivorian Popular Front (FPI): obstruction of the peace and reconciliation process, public incitement to hatred and violence. Modifications: Listed on 22 Jan 2013, de-listed on 28 Apr 2016

SSID: 30-23768 Name: Tagro Désiré
DOB: 27 Jan 1959 POB: Issia, Ivory Coast Nationality: Ivory Coast Identification document: Diplomatic passport No. AE 065FH08, Ivory Coast
Justification: Secretary-General of the so-called “presidency” of Mr. Gbagbo: participation in the illegitimate government of Mr. Gbagbo, obstruction of the peace and reconciliation process, rejection of the results of the presidential election, participation in violent repressions of popular movements. Other information: Deceased on: 12 Apr 2011 in Abidjan. Modifications: Listed on 22 Jan 2013, de-listed on 28 Apr 2016 

The United Nations removed sanctions on the country recently – Mr. Watchlist assumes this is the entire set of listings for this program.

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