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UN, OFSI add Bi Sidi Souleman to Central African Republic sanctions

Under the authority of the United Nations and European Union Fuinancial Sanctions (Linking) Regulations, today, UK regulators added the following person:

DOB: 20/07/1962. POB: Bocaranga, Central African Republic a.k.a: (1) ABBAS, Sidiki (2) BI SIDI, Souleymane (3) SIDIKI (4) SIDIKI, ‘General’ (5) SOULEMANE, Bi Sidi Passport Details: N°235/MISPAT/DIRCAB/DGPC/DGAEI/SI/SP (laissez-passer) issued 15 March 2019 by the Minister of Interior of the Central African Republic Address: Koui, Ouham-Pende prefecture, Central African Republic. Position: President and self-proclaimed ‘general’ of the Retour, Reclamation et Rehabilitation (3R) Other Information: UN Ref: CFi.014. Souleman leads the Central African Republic (CAR)-based militia group Retour, Reclamation, Rehabilitation (3R) which has killed, tortured, raped, and displaced civilians and engaged in arms trafficking, illegal taxation activities, and warfare with other militias since its creation in 2015. Souleman himself has also participated in torture. On 6 February 2019, 3R signed the Political Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in the CAR but has engaged in acts violating the Agreement and remains a threat to the peace, stability and security of the CAR. For instance, on 21 May 2019, 3R killed 34 unarmed civilians in three villages, summarily executing adult males. (Listing to be treated as temporary for 30 days from the date of listing by the UN or until the EU adds the new listing to an existing sanctions regulation (whichever is sooner) in accordance with Policing and Crime Act 2017). Listed on: 06/08/2020 Last Updated: 06/08/2020 Group ID: 13912.

to its Central African Republic Sanctions program.


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