July 17, 2018: SECO adds 2 to South Sudan sanctions

On Tuesday, Swiss authorities added the following two individuals: 

SSID: 195-39414 Name: Malek Reuben Riak Rengu

Title: Lieutenant General DOB: 1 Jan 1960 POB: Yei, South Sudan Good quality a.k.a.: Malek Ruben Nationality: South Sudan

Other information: a) As SPLA Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Riak was one of the senior officials of the Government of South Sudan who planned and oversaw an offensive in Unity state in 2015 that resulted in widespread destruction and large population displacement. b) Designation: a) Deputy Chief of General Staff for Logistics b) Deputy Chief of Defence Staff and Inspector General of the Army. Modifications: Listed on 13 Jul 2018

SSID: 195-39423 Name: Paul Malong Awan

Title: General DOB: a) 1962 b) 4 Dec 1960 c) 12 Apr 1960 POB: Malualkon, South Sudan Good quality a.k.a.: a) Paul Malong Awan Anei b) Paul Malong c) Bol Malong Nationality: a) South Sudan b) Uganda Identification document: a) Passport No. S00004370, South Sudan b) Passport No. D00001369, South Sudan c) Passport No. 003606, Sudan d) Passport No. 00606, Sudan e) Passport No. B002606, Sudan

Other information: a) As Chief of General Staff of the SPLA, Malong expanded or extended the conflict in South Sudan through breaches of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement and breaches of the 2015 Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan. He reportedly directed efforts to kill opposition leader Riek Machar. He ordered SPLA units to prevent the transport of humanitarian supplies. Under Malong’s leadership, the SPLA attacked civilians, schools and hospitals; forced the displacement of civilians; carried out enforced disappearances; arbitrarily detained civilians; and conducted acts of torture, and rape. He mobilized the Mathiang Anyoor Dinka tribal militia, which uses child soldiers. Under his leadership, the SPLA restricted UNMISS, the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), and CTSAMM access to sites to investigate and document abuses. b) Designation: a) Former Chief of Staff of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) b) Former Governor, Northern Bahr el-Ghazal State. Modifications: Listed on 13 Jul 2018

to their South Sudan sanctions program.


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