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SECO amends one DRC sanctions listing

Earlier today, Swiss officials updated the following individual:

SSID: 100-3249 Name: Murwanashyaka Ignace
Title: Dr. DOB: 14 May 1963 POB: a) Butera, Rwanda b) Ngoma, Butare, Rwanda Low quality a.k.a.: Dr. Ignace Address: Germany (in prison) Nationality: Rwanda Justification: President of FDLR, and supreme commander of the FDLR armed forces exercising influence over policies, and maintaining command and control over the activities of FDLR forces, one of the armed groups and militias referred to in paragraph 20 of Res. 1493 (2003), involved in trafficking of arms, in violation of the arms embargo. In telephone communication with FDLR military field commanders (including during the Busurungi May 2009 massacre); gave military orders to the high command; involved in coordinating the transfer of arms and ammunition to FDLR units and relaying specific instructions for use; managing large sums of money raised through illicit sale of natural resources in areas of FDLR control. According to the Office of the SRSG on Children and Armed Conflict, he held command responsibility as President and military commander of FDLR for recruitment and use of children by the FDLR in Eastern Congo. Other information: a) Reported to have died in prison in Germany on 16 Apr 2019. Arrested by German authorities on 17 NovemberNov 2009 and found guilty by a German court on 28 SeptemberSep 2015 of leadership of a foreign terrorist group and aiding in war crimes. Received a 13-year sentence and is in prison in Germany as of JuneJun 2016. Re-elected FDLR President on 29 NovemberNov 2014 for a five-year term. b) Designation: FDLR PresidentPresident. INTERPOL-UN Security Council, Special Notice web link available. Modifications: Amended on 11 Mar 2015, 13 Oct 2016, 25 Feb 2020

listed under the Democratic Republic of the Congo sanctions program.


FINMA Notice

Data files of updates – PDF, XML

Categories: DRC (Congo) Sanctions Sanctions Lists SECO Updates


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