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November 13, 2020: SECO amends 2 Burundi listings

On Friday, Swiss authorities amended the following 2 individual financial sanctions listings:

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“Chargé de missions de la Présidence” and former Deputy Director GeneralDirector-General of the National Police. On 31 Dec 2019, Mr Bizimana was promoted to the rank of Chief Police Commissioner. 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, 12 Nov 2020
SSID: 25-32664 Name: Gervais Ndirakobuca
Sex: M DOB: 1 Aug 1970 Good quality a.k.a.: Ndakugarika Nationality: Burundi Identification document: Passport No. DP0000761, Burundi
Justification: HeadMinister of the Interior, Community Development and Public Security as of Jun 2020. Former head of Cabinet of the Presidential Administration (Présidence) responsible for matters relating to the National PolicePolice between May 2013 and Nov 2019, and former Director-General of the National Intelligence Service between Nov 2019 and Jun 2020. Responsible for obstructing the search for a political solution in Burundi by issuing instructions that led to a disproportionate use of force, acts of violence, acts of repression and violations of international human rights law against protestors demonstrating from 26 Apr 2015 onwards, following the announcement of the presidential candidacy of President Nkurunziza, including on 26, 27 and 28 Apr 2015 in the Nyakabiga and Musaga districts inof Bujumbura. Modifications: Listed on 4 Dec 2015, amended on 12 Nov 2020

made under its Burundi program.

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Categories: Burundi sanctions Sanctions Lists SECO Updates

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