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EU adds, OFSI amends Bi Sidi Souleman CAR listing

In conjunction with the passage of Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1194, UK regulators updated the following Central African Republic sanctions individual listing:

SOULEMAN, Bi Sidi
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 Nationality: Central African Republic 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). [UN Listing (formerly temporary listing, in accordance with Policing and Crime Act 2017)]. Listed on: 06/08/2020 Last Updated: 06/08/2020 13/08/2020 Group ID: 13912.

Interestingly enough, there were substantive changes in addition to the removal of the boilerplate text….

Links:

OFSI Notice

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1194

Categories: Central African Republic sanctions EU Updates OFSI Updates Sanctions Lists

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