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DFAT finally adds Bi Sidi Souleman to Central African Republic sanctions

Quite a few days after everyone else, Australian officials finally added the following person to its Central African Republic sanctions program, as per the United Nations Sanctions Committee:

CFi.014 Name: 1: BI SIDI 2: SOULEMAN 3: na 4: na
Title: na Designation: President and self-proclaimed “general” of the Retour,
Réclamation et Réhabilitation (3R) DOB: 20 Jul. 1962 POB: Bocaranga, Central
African Republic Good quality a.k.a.: a) Sidiki b) “General” Sidiki c) Sidiki Abbas
d) Souleymane Bi Sidi e) Bi Sidi Soulemane Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality:
Central African Republic Passport no: Laissez-passer no.
N°235/MISPAT/DIRCAB/DGPC/DGAEI/SI/SP , issued on 15 Mar. 2019 (issued by
the Minister of Interior of the Central African Republic ) National identification no:
na Address: Koui, Ouham-Pendé prefecture, Central African Republic Listed on: 5
August 2020 Other information: Bi Sidi Souleman leads the Central African
Republic (CAR)-based militia group Retour, Réclamation, Réhabilitation (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. Bi
Sidi 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. Bi Sidi Souleman openly confirmed to a
UN Entity that he had ordered 3R elements to the villages on the date of the attacks,
but did not admit to giving the orders for 3R to kill.


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Categories: Central African Republic sanctions DFAT Updates Sanctions Lists UN Updates


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