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UN, OFSI, SECO add Ali Darassa to Central African Republic sanctions

UK and Swiss regulators added Ali Darassa to their counter terrorism sanctions list after the United Nations 2127 Sanctions Committee did so. Here are the listings from OFSI:

1. DARASSA, Ali
DOB: 22/09/1978. POB: Kabo, Ouham Prefecture, Central African Republic a.k.a: (1) DARAS, Ali (2) DARASSA, Ali, Mahamat (3) MAHAMAT, Ali, Darassa Nationality: Central African Republic National Identification no: 10978000004482 Address: Central African Republic Position: Founder and leader of the Unité pour la Paix en Centrafrique (UPC) Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): CAF0016 (UN Ref): CFi.015. (Further Identifying Information): Ali Darassa founded and still leads the Central African Republic (CAR)-based militia group Unité pour la Paix en Centrafrique (UPC), which has killed, tortured, raped, and displaced civilians, committed a large number of abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law, and engaged in arms trafficking, illegal taxation activities, and warfare against CAR defence and security forces, as well as other militias, since its creation in 2014. In December 2020, he played a leading role in the creation of the Coalition des patriotes pour le changement (CPC) that took up arms to oppose the elections and attempted to enter the Capital Bangui, in violation of the commitments made by the UPC under the Accord politique pour la paix et lareconciliation (APPR) signed on 6 February 2019. INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link: https://www.interpol.int/en/How-we-work/Notices/View-UN-Notices- Individuals. (Gender): Male Listed on: 22/12/2021 Last Updated: 22/12/2021 Group ID: 14168

SECO:

SSID: 300-46934 Name : Ali Darassa
DOB: 22 Sep 1978 POB: Kabo, Ouham Prefecture, Central African Republic Good quality a.k.a.: a) Ali Darassa Mahamat b) Ali Mahamat Darassa c) Ali Daras d) Ali Darrassa Low quality a.k.a.: Général Ali Darassa Nationality: Central African Republic Identification document: ID card No. 10978000004482, Central African Republic
Justification: Ali Darassa founded and still leads the Central African Republic (CAR) -based militia group Unité pour la Paix en Centrafrique (UPC), which has killed, tortured, raped, and displaced civilians, committed a large number of abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law, and engaged in arms trafficking, illegal taxation activities, and warfare against CAR defence and security forces, as well as other militias, since its creation in 2014. In Dec 2020, he played a leading role in the creation of the Coalition des patriotes pour le changement (CPC) that took up arms to oppose the elections and attempted to enter the capital Bangui, in violation of the commitments made by the UPC under the Accord politique pour la paix et la réconciliation (APPR) signed on 6 Feb 2019. Other information: Founder and leader of the Unité pour la Paix en Centrafrique (UPC). INTERPOL -UN Security Council Special Notice available. M odifications: Listed on 21 Dec 2021

and the UN:

CFi.015 Name: 1: ALI 2: DARASSA
Title: na Designation: Founder and leader of the Unité pour la Paix en Centrafrique (UPC) DOB: 22 Sept. 1978 POB: Kabo, Ouham Prefecture, Central African Republic Good Quality a.k.a.: a) Ali Darassa Mahamat b) Ali Mahamat Darassa c) Ali Daras d) Ali Darrassa Low Quality a.k.a.: a) Général Ali Darassa Nationality: Central African Republic Passport no.: National Identification No.: 10978000004482 Address: Listed on: 21 Dec. 2021 Other information: Ali Darassa founded and still leads the Central African Republic (CAR)-based militia group Unité pour la Paix en Centrafrique (UPC), which has killed, tortured, raped, and displaced civilians, committed a large number of abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law, and engaged in arms trafficking, illegal taxation activities, and warfare against CAR defence and security forces, as well as other militias, since its creation in 2014. In December 2020, he played a leading role in the creation of the Coalition des patriotes pour le changement (CPC) that took up arms to oppose the elections and attempted to enter the capital Bangui, in violation of the commitments made by the UPC under the Accord politique pour la paix et la reconciliation (APPR) signed on 6 February 2019. INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link: https://www.interpol.int/en/How-we-work/Notices/View-UN-Notices-Individuals.

Links:

OFSI Notice

UN Notice

FINMA Notice

Data files of SECO updates – PDF, XML

Categories: Central African Republic sanctions OFSI Updates Sanctions Lists SECO Updates UN Updates

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