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23 December 2021 International sanction 2021

Updated sanctions report

The Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER has amended Annex 2 to the Regulation of 22. June 2005 on measures against the Democratic Republic of Congo (RS 946.231.12) published.

On the 22nd On December 12, 2021, the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER amended the list of persons, companies and entities sanctioned in this context. The change is directly applicable in Switzerland. The WBF has therefore adapted the sanctions database SESAM (SECO Sanctions Management), which is relevant for Switzerland, and published the adaptation on its website. The change will take effect on the 23rd. December 2021 at 6 p.m.

Financial intermediaries are invited to block the corresponding assets immediately and to report such business relationships to SECO in accordance with the provisions of the regulation. The notification to SECO does not exempt a financial intermediary from immediately reporting to the Anti-Money Laundering Reporting Office in accordance with Article 9 of the Anti-Money Laundering Act if conditions are met.

Swiss authorities have removed:

SSID: 100-38181 Name: Musonda Jean-Claude Kazembe
Sex: M DOB: 17 May 1963 POB: Kashobwe, Congo DR Address: 7891, avenue Lubembe, Quartier Lido, Lubumbashi, Haut-Katanga, Congo DR Nationality: Congo DR Justification: a) As Governor of Haut-Katanga until Apr 2017, Jean-Claude Kazembe Musonda was responsible for the disproportionate use of force and violent repression committed by security forces and the Congolese National Police (PNC) in Haut-Katanga, including between 15 and 31 Dec 2016, when 12 civilians were killed and 64 were injured as a result of the use of lethal force by security forces including PNC agents in response to protests in Lubumbashi. b) Jean-Claude Kazembe Musonda was therefore involved in planning, directing or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations or abuses in the DRC. c) Jean-Claude Kazembe Musonda is the leader of the CONAKAT party, which has remained loyal to the Front Commun pour le Congo (FCC). Modifications: Listed on 21 Feb 2018, amended on 18 Jan 2019, 20 Dec 2019, 22 Dec 2020, de-listed on 23 Dec 2021

from their DRC sanctions program, and amended the following individual listings:

SSID: 100-38067 Name: Kampete Ilunga
Sex: M DOB: 24 Nov 1964 POB: Lubumbashi, Congo DR Good quality a.k.a.: a) Gaston Hughes Ilunga Kampete b) Hugues Raston Ilunga Kampete Address: 69, avenue Nyangwile, Kinsuka Mimosas, Kinshasa / Ngaliema, Congo DR Nationality: Congo DR Identification document: Other No. 1-64-86-22311-29, Congo DR (Military ID number) Justification: a) As Commander of the Republican Guard (GR) until Apr 2020, Ilunga Kampete was responsible for the GR units deployed on the ground and involved in the disproportionate use of force and violent repression in Sep 2016 in Kinshasa. b) He was also responsible for the repression and infringement of human rights committed by GR agents, such as the violent repression of an opposition rally in Lubumbashi in Dec 2018. c) Since Jul 2020, he remains a high-ranking soldier, as a Lieutenant General in the Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC) and Commander of the Kitona military base in the province of Kongo Central. By virtue of his functions, he bears responsibility for the recent human rights violations committed by the FARDC. d) Ilunga Kampete washas therefore been involved in planning, directing or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations or abuses in the DRC. Modifications: Listed on 21 Feb 2018, amended on 18 Jan 2019, 20 Dec 2019, 22 Dec 2020, 23 Dec 2021

SSID: 100-38077 Name: Kumba Gabriel Amisi
Sex: M DOB: 28 May 1964 POB: Malela, Congo DR Good quality a.k.a.: a) Gabriel Amisi Nkumba b) ‘Tango Fort’ c) ‘Tango Four’ Address: 22, avenue Mbenseke, Ma Campagne, Kinshasa / Ngaliema, Congo DR Nationality: Congo DR Identification document: Other No. 1-64-87-77512-30, Congo DR (military ID number)
Justification: a) Former Commander of the first defence zone of the Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC), which took part in the disproportionate use of force and violent repression in Sep 2016 in Kinshasa. b) In his capacity as Deputy Chief of Staff of the FARDC in charge of operations and intelligence from Jul 2018 to Jul 2020, and owing to his senior duties as Inspector General of the FARDC since Jul 2020, he bears responsibility for recent human rights violations committed by the FARDC. c) Gabriel Amisi Kumba washas therefore been involved in planning, directing or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations or abuses in the DRC. Modifications: Listed on 21 Feb 2018, amended on 18 Jan 2019, 20 Dec 2019, 22 Dec 2020, 23 Dec 2021

SSID: 100-38091 Name: Luyoyo Ferdinand Ilunga
Sex: M DOB: 8 Mar 1973 POB: Lubumbashi, Congo DR Address: 2, avenue des Orangers, Kinshasa / Gombe, Congo DR Nationality: Congo DR Identification document: Passport No. OB0260335, Congo DR, Date of issue: 15 Apr 2011, Expiry date: 14 Apr 2016 Justification: a) As Commander of the anti-riot unit called the Légion Nationale d’Intervention of the Congolese National Police (PNC) until 2017, and Commander of the unit responsible for the protection of institutions and high-ranking officials within the PNC until Dec 2019, Ferdinand Ilunga Luyoyo was responsible for the disproportionate use of force and violent repression in Sep 2016 in Kinshasa, and bears responsibility for the subsequent human rights violations committed by the PNC. b) Ferdinand Ilunga Luyoyo washas therefore been involved in planning, directing or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations or abuses in the DRC. c) Ferdinand Ilunga Luyoyo has retained his rank of General and remains active on the public scene in the DRC. Modifications: Listed on 21 Feb 2018, amended on 18 Jan 2019, 20 Dec 2019, 22 Dec 2020, 23 Dec 2021

SSID: 100-38104 Name: Kanyama Célestin
Sex: M DOB: 4 Oct 1960 POB: Kananga, Congo DR Good quality a.k.a.: a) Kanyama Tshisiku Celestin b) Kanyama Celestin Cishiku Antoine c) Kanyama Cishiku Bilolo Célestin d) ‘Esprit de mortmort‘ Address: 56, avenue Usika, Kinshasa / Gombe, Congo DR Nationality: Congo DR Identification document: Passport No. OB0637580, Congo DR, Date of issue: 20 May 2014, Expiry date: 19 May 2019
Justification: a) As Commissioner of the Congolese National Police (PNC), Célestin Kanyama was responsible for the disproportionate use of force and violent repression in Sep 2016 in Kinshasa. b) In Jul 2017, Célestin Kanyama was appointed Director-General of the PNC’s training schools. Owing to his role as a senior PNC official, he bears responsibility for the recent human rights violations committed by the PNC. One example is the intimidation and deprivation of freedom imposed on journalists by police officers in Oct 2018, after the publication of a series of articles on the misappropriation of police cadet rations, and the role that Célestin Kanyama played in these eventsschools. c) Célestin KanyamaIn Oct 2018, when he was therefore involved in planning, directing or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations or abuses infunction, police officers intimidated and deprived journalists of freedom after the DRC publication of a series of articles on the misappropriation of police cadet rations. Célestin Kanyama played a role in those events. d) Owing to his role as a senior PNC official, which he retains today, he bears responsibility for the recent human rights violations committed by the PNC. Célestin Kanyama has therefore been involved in planning, directing or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations or abuses in the DRC. Other information: Was granted Schengen visa no 011518403, issued on 2.7.2016. Modifications: Listed on 21 Feb 2018, amended on 18 Jan 2019, 20 Dec 2019, 22 Dec 2020, 23 Dec 2021

SSID: 100-38116 Name: Numbi John
Sex: M DOB: 16 Aug 1962 POB: Jadotville-Likasi-Kolwezi, Congo DR Good quality a.k.a.: a) John Numbi Banza Tambo b) John Numbi Banza Ntambo c) Tambo Numbi Address: 5, avenue Oranger, Kinshasa / Gombe, Congo DR Nationality: Congo DR
Justification: a) John Numbi was Inspector General of the Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC) from Jul 2018 until Jul 2020. Owing to his role, he bears responsibility for the recent human rights violations committed by the FARDCFARDC between Jul 2018 and Jul 2020, such as disproportionate violence against illegal miners from Jun to Jul 2019 committed by FARDC troops under his direct authority. b) John Numbi washas therefore been involved in planning, directing or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations or abuses in the DRC. c) Until early 2021, John Numbi retainsretained a position of influence in the FARDC, especially in Katanga, where serious human rights violations committed by the FARDC have been reported. d) John Numbi is still a threat to the human rights situation in the DRC, especially in Katanga. Modifications: Listed on 21 Feb 2018, amended on 18 Jan 2019, 20 Dec 2019, 22 Dec 2020, 23 Dec 2021

SSID: 100-38146 Name: Boshab Evariste
Sex: M DOB: 12 Jan 1956 POB: Tete Kalamba, Congo DR Good quality a.k.a.: Evariste Boshab Mabub Ma Bileng Address: 3, avenue du Rail, Kinshasa / Gombe, Congo DR Nationality: Congo DR Identification document: Diplomatic passport No. DP0000003, Congo DR, Date of issue: 21 Dec 2015, Expiry date: 20 Dec 2020
Justification: a) In his capacity as Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and Security from Dec 2014 to Dec 2016, Evariste Boshab was officially responsible for the police and security services and for coordinating the work of provincial governors. In thisthat capacity, he was responsible for arrests of activists and opposition members, as well as disproportionate use of force, including between Sep 2016 and Dec 2016 in response to demonstrations in Kinshasa, which resulted in a large number of civilians being killed or injured by security services. b) Evariste Boshab washas therefore been involved in planning, directing or committing, acts that constitute serious human rights violations or abuses in the DRC. c) Evariste Boshab also played a part in the exploitation and aggravation of the crisis in the Kasai region, where he maintains a position of influence, particularlyin particular since becoming senatorSenator of Kasai in Mar 2019. Other information: Schengen visa expired on 5.1.2017. Modifications: Listed on 21 Feb 2018, amended on 18 Jan 2019, 20 Dec 2019, 22 Dec 2020, 23 Dec 2021

SSID: 100-38167 Name: Mupompa Alex Kande
Sex: M DOB: 23 Sep 1950 POB: Kananga, Congo DR Good quality a.k.a.: a) Alexandre Kande Mupomba b) Kande-Mupompa Address: a) Messidorlaan 217/25, 1180 Uccle, Belgium b) 1, avenue Bumba, Kinshasa / Ngaliema, Congo DR Nationality: a) Congo DR b) Belgium Identification document: Passport No. OP0024910, Congo DR, Date of issue: 21 Mar 2016, Expiry date: 20 Mar 2021
Justification: a) As Governor of Kasai Central until Oct 2017, Alex Kande Mupompa was responsible for the disproportionate use of force, violent repression and extrajudicial killings committed by security forces and the Congolese National Police (PNC) in Kasai Central from Aug 2016, including killings in the territory of Dibaya in Feb 2017. b) Alex Kande Mupompa washas therefore been involved in planning, directing or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations or abuses in the DRC. c) Alex Kande Mupompa also played a part in the exploitation and aggravation of the crisis in the Kasai region, for which he was a representative until Oct 2019 and in which he maintains a position of influence as leader ofthrough the Congrès des alliés pour l’action au Congo (CAAC)), which is part of the provincial government of Kasai. Modifications: Listed on 21 Feb 2018, amended on 24 Apr 2018, 18 Jan 2019, 20 Dec 2019, 22 Dec 2020, 23 Dec 2021

SSID: 100-38217 Name: Ruhorimbere Éric
Sex: M DOB: 16 Jul 1969 POB: Minembwe, Congo DR Good quality a.k.a.: a) Eric Ruhorimbere Ruhanga b) Tango Two‘Tango Two’ c) Tango Deux‘Tango Deux’ Address: Mbujimayi, Kasai Province, Congo DR Nationality: Congo DR Identification document: a) Other No. 1-69-09-51400-64, Congo DR (Military ID number) b) Passport No. OB0814241, Congo DR
Justification: a) As Deputy Commander of the 21st military region from Sep 2014 to Jul 2018, Éric Ruhorimbere was responsible for the disproportionate use of force and extrajudicial killings perpetrated by the Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC), in particular against the Nsapu militia and women and children. b) Éric Ruhorimbere has been the Commander of the Nord Equateur operational sector since Jul 2018. Owing to his role, he bears responsibility for the recent human rights violations committed by the FARDC. c) Éric Ruhorimbere washas therefore been involved in planning, directing or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations or abuses in the DRC. Modifications: Listed on 21 Feb 2018, amended on 18 Jan 2019, 20 Dec 2019, 22 Dec 2020, 23 Dec 2021

SSID: 100-38230 Name: Emmanuel Ramazani ShadariShadary
Sex: M DOB: 29 Nov 1960 POB: Kasongo, Congo DR Good quality a.k.a.: a) Emmanuel Ramazani Shadari Mulanda b) Shadary Address: 28, avenue Ntela, Mont Ngafula, Kinshasa, Congo DR Nationality: Congo DR
Justification: a) As Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and Security until Feb 2018, Emmanuel Ramazani ShadariShadary was officially responsible for the police and security services and for coordinating the work of provincial governors. In thisthat capacity, he was responsible for the arrests of activists and opposition members, as well as for the disproportionate use of force, such as the violent crackdown on members of the Bundu Dia Kongo (BDK) movement in Kongo Central, the repression in Kinshasa from Jan to Feb 2017 and the disproportionate use of force and violent repression in the Kasai provinces. b) In thisthat capacity, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadari wasShadary has therefore been involved in planning, directing or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations or abuses in the DRC. c) Since Feb 2018, Emmanuel Ramazani ShadariShadary has been permanent secretary of the Parti du peuple pour la reconstruction et le développement (PPRD), which until Dec 2020 was the main party in the coalition under former President Joseph Kabila. Modifications: Listed on 21 Feb 2018, amended on 18 Jan 2019, 20 Dec 2019, 22 Dec 2020, 23 Dec 2021

SSID: 100-38241 Name: Mutondo Kalev
Sex: M DOB: 3 Mar 1957 Good quality a.k.a.: a) Kalev Katanga Mutondo b) Kalev Motono c) Kalev Mutundo d) Kalev Mutoid e) Kalev Mutombo f) Kalev Mutond g) Kalev Mutondo Katanga h) Kalev Mutund Address: 24, avenue Ma Campagne, Kinshasa, Congo DR Nationality: Congo DR Identification document: Passport No. DB0004470, Congo DR, Date of issue: 8 Jun 2012, Expiry date: 7 Jun 2017
Justification: a) As Head of the National Intelligence Service (ANR) until Feb 2019, Kalev Mutondo was involved in and responsible for the arbitrary arrest, detention and mistreatment of opposition members, civil society activists and others. b) Kalev Mutondo washas therefore been involved in planning, directing or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations or abuses in the DRC. c) In May 2019, he signed a declaration of past and future loyalty to Joseph Kabila, to whom he remains close. d) Until early 2021, Kalev Mutondo still wieldswielded a high degree of political influence, in his new role as “political advisor” to the Prime Minister of the DRC. e) He is alleged to still have influence in some parts of the security forces. Modifications: Listed on 21 Feb 2018, amended on 18 Jan 2019, 20 Dec 2019, 22 Dec 2020, 23 Dec 2021

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