March 9, 2018: SECO updates DRC sanctions

Last Friday, Swiss authorities added the following persons: 

SSID: 100-38067 Name: Kampete Ilunga

DOB: 24 Nov 1964 POB: Lubumbashi Good quality a.k.a.: a) Gaston Hughes Ilunga Kampete b) Hugues Raston Ilunga Kampete Nationality: Congo DR Identification document: Other No. 1-64-86-22311-29, Congo DR (Military ID number)

Justification: As Commander of the Republican Guard (GR), Ilunga Kampete was responsible for the GR units deployed on the ground and involved in the disproportionate use of force and violent repression, in Sep 2016 in Kinshasa. In this capacity, Ilunga Kampete was therefore involved in planning, directing, or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations in DRC. Modifications: Listed on 21 Feb 2018

SSID: 100-38077 Name: Kumba Gabriel Amisi

DOB: 28 May 1964 POB: Malela Good quality a.k.a.: a) Gabriel Amisi Nkumba b) ‘Tango Fort’ c) ‘Tango Four’ Nationality: Congo DR Identification document: Other No. 1-64-87- 77512-30, Congo DR (military ID number)

Justification: Commander of the 1st defence zone of Congolese Army (FARDC) whose forces took part in the disproportionate use of force and violent repression, in Sep 2016 in Kinshasa. In this capacity, Gabriel Amisi Kumba was therefore involved in planning, directing, or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations in DRC. Modifications: Listed on 21 Feb 2018

SSID: 100-38091 Name: Luyoyo Ferdinand Ilunga

DOB: 8 Mar 1973 POB: Lubumbashi Nationality: Congo DR Identification document: Passport No. OB0260335, Congo DR, Date of issue: 15 Apr 2011, Expiry date: 14 Apr 2016 Justification: As Commander of the anti-riot body Légion Nationale d’Intervention of the Congolese National Police (PNC), Ferdinand Ilunga Luyoyo was responsible for disproportionate use of force and violent repression in Sep 2016 in Kinshasa. In this capacity, Ferdinand Ilunga Luyoyo was therefore involved in planning, directing, or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations in DRC. Modifications: Listed on 21 Feb 2018

SSID: 100-38104 Name: Kanyama Celestin

DOB: 4 Oct 1960 POB: Kananga Good quality a.k.a.: a) Kanyama Tshisiku Celestin b) Kanyama Celestin Cishiku Antoine c) Kanyama Cishiku Bilolo Célestin d) Esprit de mort Nationality: Congo DR Identification document: Passport No. OB0637580, Congo DR, Date of issue: 20 May 2014, Expiry date: 19 May 2019

Justification: As Kinshasa Police Commissioner (PNC), Celestin Kanyama was responsible for the disproportionate use of force and violent repression in Sep 2016 in Kinshasa. In this capacity, Celestin Kanyama was therefore involved in planning, directing, or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations in DRC. Other information: Was granted Schengen visa No 011518403, issued on 2.7.2016. Modifications: Listed on 21 Feb 2018

SSID: 100-38116 Name: Numbi John

DOB: 16 Aug 1962 POB: Jadotville-Likasi-Kolwezi Good quality a.k.a.: a) John Numbi Banza Tambo b) John Numbi Banza Ntambo c) Tambo Numbi Nationality: Congo DR Justification: Former Inspector-General of the Congolese National Police (PNC), John Numbi remains an influential figure who was notably involved in the campaign of violent intimidation in the Mar 2016 gubernatorial elections in the DRC’s four ex-Katangan provinces and as such is responsible for obstructing a consensual and peaceful solution towards elections in DRC. Modifications: Listed on 21 Feb 2018

SSID: 100-38126 Name: Kibelisa Roger

Good quality a.k.a.: Roger Kibelisa Ngambaswi Nationality: Congo DR

Justification: As Interior Director of the National Intelligence Service (ANR), Roger Kibelisa is involved in the intimidation campaign carried out by ANR officials towards opposition members, including arbitrary arrests and detention. Roger Kibelisa has therefore undermined the rule of law and obstructed a consensual and peaceful solution towards elections in DRC. Modifications: Listed on 21 Feb 2018

SSID: 100-38132 Name: Kaimbi Delphin

DOB: a) 15 Jan 1969 b) 15 Jul 1969 POB: Kiniezire/ Goma Good quality a.k.a.: a) Delphin Kahimbi Kasagwe b) Delphin Kayimbi Demba Kasangwe c) Delphin Kahimbi Kasangwe d) Delphin Kahimbi Demba Kasangwe e) Delphin Kasagwe Kahimbi Nationality: Congo DR Identification document: Diplomatic passport No. DB0006669, Congo DR, Date of issue: 13 Nov 2013, Expiry date: 12 Nov 2018

Justification: Head of Military Intelligence Body (ex-DEMIAP), part of the National Operations Centre, the command and control structure responsible for arbitrary arrests and violent repression in Kinshasa in Sep 2016, and responsible for forces that participated in intimidation and arbitrary arrests, which obstructs a consensual and peaceful solution towards elections in DRC. Modifications: Listed on 21 Feb 2018

SSID: 100-38146 Name: Boshab Evariste

DOB: 12 Jan 1956 POB: Tete Kalamba, Congo DR Good quality a.k.a.: Evariste Moshab Mabub Ma Bileng Nationality: Congo DR Identification document: Diplomatic passport No. DP 0000003, Congo DR, Date of issue: 21 Dec 2015, Expiry date: 20 Dec 2020 Justification: In his capacity as Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and Security from Dec 2014 to Dec 2016, Evariste Boshab was officially responsible for the police and security services and coordinating the work of provincial governors. In this capacity, he was responsible for arrests of activists and opposition members, as well as disproportionate use of force, including between Sep 2016 and Dec 2016 in response to demonstrations in Kinshasa, which resulted in a large number of civilians being killed or injured by security services. Evariste Boshab was therefore involved in planning, directing, or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations in DRC. Other information: a) Former Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and Security b) Schengen visa expired on 5.1.2017. Modifications: Listed on 21 Feb 2018

SSID: 100-38167 Name: Mupompa Alex Kande

DOB: 23 Sep 1950 POB: Kananga, Congo DR Good quality a.k.a.: a) Alexandre Kande Mupomba b) Kande-Mupompa Address: Messidorlaan 217/25, 1180 Uccle, Belgium Nationality: Congo DR Identification document: Passport No. OP 0024910, Congo DR, Date of issue: 21 Mar 2016, Expiry date: 20 Mar 2021

Justification: a) As Governor of Kasai Central, Alex Kande Mupompa is responsible for the ongoing disproportionate use of force, violent repression and extrajudicial killings committed by security forces and the PNC in Kasai Central from 2016, including the alleged unlawful killings of Kamiuna Nsapu militia members and civilians in Mwanza Lomba, Kasai Central, in Feb 2017. b) Alex Kande Mupompa was therefore involved in planning, directing, or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations in DRC. Other information: a) DRC and Belgian nationalities. b) Governor of Kasai Central. Modifications: Listed on 21 Feb 2018

SSID: 100-38181 Name: Musonda Jean-Claude Kazembe

DOB: 17 May 1963 POB: Kashobwe, Congo DR Nationality: Congo DR

Justification: a) As Governor of Haut Katanga until Apr 2017, Jean-Claude Kazembe Musonda was responsible for the disproportionate use of force and violent repression committed by security forces and the PNC in Haut Katanga, including between 15 and 31 Dec 2016, when 12 civilians were killed and 64 were injured as a result of the use of lethal force by security forces including PNC agents in response to protests in Lubumbashi. b) Jean-Claude Kazembe Musonda was therefore involved in planning, directing, or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations in DRC. Other information: Former Governor of Haut-Katanga. Modifications: Listed on 21 Feb 2018

SSID: 100-38190 Name: Mende Lambert

DOB: 11 Feb 1953 POB: Okolo, Congo DR Good quality a.k.a.: Lambert Mende Omalanga Nationality: Congo DR Identification document: Diplomatic passport No. DB0001939, Congo DR, Date of issue: 4 May 2017, Expiry date: 3 May 2022

Justification: a) As Communications and Media Minister since 2008, Lambert Mende is responsible for the repressive media policy applied in DRC, which breaches the right to freedom of expression and information and undermines a consensual and peaceful solution towards elections in DRC. On 12 Nov 2016, he adopted a decree limiting the possibility for foreign media outlets to broadcast in the DRC. b) In breach of the political agreement settled on 31 Dec 2016 between the presidential majority and opposition parties, broadcasts have not resumed for a number of media outlets as at May 2017. c) In his capacity as Communications and Media Minister, Lambert Mende is therefore responsible for obstructing a consensual and peaceful solution towards elections in DRC, including by acts of violence, repression or inciting violence, or by undermining the rule of law. Other information: Minister of Communications and Media, and spokesperson of the Government. Modifications: Listed on 21 Feb 2018

SSID: 100-38217 Name: Ruhorimbere Eric

Title: Brigadier General DOB: 16 Jul 1969 POB: Minembwe, Congo DR Good quality a.k.a.: a) Eric Ruhorimbere Ruhanga b) Tango Two c) Tango Deux Nationality: Congo DR Identification document: Other No. 1-69-09-51400-64, Congo DR (Military ID number) Justification: a) As a Deputy Commander of the 21st military region since 18 Sep 2014, Eric Ruhorimbere was responsible for the disproportionate use of force and extrajudicial killings perpetrated by FARDC forces, notably against the Nsapu militia and women and children. b) Eric Ruhorimbere was therefore involved in planning, directing, or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations in DRC. Other information: Deputy Commander of the 21st military region (Mbuji- Mayi). Modifications: Listed on 21 Feb 2018

SSID: 100-38230 Name: Shadari Ramazani

DOB: 29 Nov 1960 POB: Kasongo, Congo DR Good quality a.k.a.: a) Emmanuel Ramazani Shadari Mulanda b) Shadary Nationality: Congo DR

Justification: a) As Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and Security since 20 Dec 2016, Ramazani Shadari is officially responsible for the police and security services and coordinating the work of provincial governors. In this capacity, he is responsible for the recent arrests of activists and opposition members, as well as the disproportionate use of force since his appointment, such as the violent crackdown on members of the Bundu Dia Kongo (BDK) movement in Kongo Central, the repression in Kinshasa over Jan-Feb 2017 and the disproportionate use of force and violent repression in Kasai provinces. b) In this capacity, Ramazani Shadari is therefore involved in planning, directing, or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations in DRC. Other information: Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and Security. Modifications: Listed on 21 Feb 2018

SSID: 100-38241 Name: Mutondo Kalev

DOB: 3 Mar 1957 Good quality a.k.a.: a) Kalev Katanga Mutondo b) Kalev Motono c) Kalev Mutundo d) Kalev Mutoid e) Kalev Mutombo f) Kalev Mutond g) Kalev Mutondo Katanga h) Kalev Mutund Nationality: Congo DR Identification document: Passport No. DB0004470, Congo DR, Date of issue: 8 Jun 2012, Expiry date: 7 Jun 2017

Justification: As long-term Head of the National Intelligence Service (ANR), Kalev Mutondo is involved in and responsible for the arbitrary arrest, detention and mistreatment of opposition members, civil society activists and others. He has therefore undermined the rule of law and obstructed a consensual and peaceful solution towards elections in DRC, as well as planning or directing acts that constitute serious human rights violations in DRC. Other information: Head (formally Administrator-General) of the National Intelligence Service (ANR). Modifications: Listed on 21 Feb 2018

to their sanctions on the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Note: even though the press release was issued on March 9th, the files on the SECO site have a date of February 21st.

Links:

FINMA Notice

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