SECO amends 2 Burundi listings

Earlier today, Swiss authorities amended the following 2 individual Burundi sanctions designations:

SSID: 25-32655 Name: Godefroid Bizimana

Sex: M DOB: 23 Apr 1968 POB: Nyagaseke, Mabayi, Cibitoke Nationality: Burundi Identification document: Passport No. DP0001520, Burundi

Justification: “Chargé de missions de la Présidence” and former Deputy Director- GeneralDirector General of the National Police, responsiblePolice. Responsible for undermining democracy by making operational decisions that have led to a disproportionate use of force and acts of violent repression towards peaceful demonstrations that started on 26 Apr 2015 following the announcement of the presidential candidacy of President Nkurunziza. Modifications: Listed on 4 Dec 2015, amended on 8 Nov 2019

SSID: 25-32672 Name: Mathias JosephMathias-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 AprilApr 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, 8 Nov 2019

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