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UN Central African Republic Sanctions Committee updates Bi-Sidi Souleman listing

While I was picking up the online UN press release for the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida deletions (the Arabic text doesn’t cut and paste well from the PDF), I found that today, the UN had modified the following Central African Republic individual listing:

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 Aug. 2020 (amended on 22 Feb. 2021) Other information: Bi Sidi Souleman leads the Central African Republic (CAR)-based militia group Return, 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. 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. In December 2020, after having joined a coalition of armed groups established to disrupt the electoral process, Bi Sidi Souleman was reportedly killed during fighting. INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link: https://www.interpol.int/en/How-we-work/Notices/View-UN-Notices-Individuals.

which I expect to filter through some of the other national sanctions lists in due course.

Link:

UN Notice

Categories: Central African Republic sanctions Sanctions Lists UN Updates

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