November 8, 2018: SECO updates one Burundi sanctions listing

Last Thursday, Swiss authorities updated the following individual designation: 

SSID: 25-32672 Name: Mathias Joseph Niyonzima

DOB: a) 6 Mar 1956 b) 2 Jan 1967 POB: Kanyosha Commune, Mubimbi, Bujumbura-Rural Province, Burundi Good quality a.k.a.: Kazungu Identification document: Passport No. OP0053090, Burundi

Justification: Officer of the National Intelligence Service. Responsible for obstructing the search for a political solution in Burundi by inciting violence and acts of repression during the demonstrations that started on 26 AprApril 2015 following the announcement of the presidential candidacy of President Nkurunziza. Responsible for helping to train, coordinate and arm the Imbonerakure paramilitary militias, including outside Burundi, who are responsible for acts of violence, repression and serious human rights abuses in Burundi. Other information: Registration number (SNR): O/00064 Modifications: Listed on 4 Dec 2015, amended on 8 Nov 2018

made under the Burundi sanctions program.

Links:

FINMA Notice

Data files of updates – PDFXML

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