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UK removes 1, amends some in DRC program

UK regulators have removed the following person:

1. MUSONDA, Jean-Claude Kazembe
Title: Former Governor DOB: 17/05/1963. POB: Kashobwe, Kasai Occidentale Province, Congo (Democratic Republic) Nationality: Congo (Democratic Republic) Position: Former Governor of Haut Katanga Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):DRC0010 (UK Statement of Reasons):As Governor of Haut-Katanga until April 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 December 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. Jean-Claude Kazembe Musonda was therefore involved in planning, directing or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations or abuses in the DRC. Jean-Claude Kazembe Musonda is the leader of the CONAKAT party, which has remained loyal to the Front Commun pour le Congo (FCC). (Gender):Male Listed on: 30/05/2017 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 31/12/2020 03/03/2022 Group ID: 13462.

from its Democratic Republic of the Congo sanctions program, and amended the following designations:

  1. KAMPETE, Gaston Hughes Ilunga
    Title: Commander DOB: 24/11/1964. POB: Lubumbashi, Congo (Democratic Republic) a.k.a: (1) KAMPETE, Gastson, Hughes, Ilunga (2) KAMPETE, Hugues, Raston, Illunga Nationality: Congo (Democratic Republic) National Identification Number: 1-64-86- 22311-29 Address: Av Nyangwile No 69, Kinsuka Mimosa, Ngaliema, Kinshasa, Congo (Democratic Republic). Position: Commander, Republican Guard Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):DRC0001 (UK Statement of Reasons):As Commander of the Republican Guard (GR) until April 2020 July 2020, Ilunga Kampete KAMPETE was responsible for the GR units deployed on the ground and involved in the disproportionate use of force and violent repression in September 2016 in Kinshasa. 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 December 2018. Since July 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. Ilunga Kampete was therefore involved in planning, directing or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations or abuses in the DRC. In this capacity, Ilunga KAMPETE was therefore involved in planning, directing, or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations in DRC. Since July 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. There are reasonable grounds to conclude that KAMPETE is an “involved person” given that matters within reg (6)(2) occurred in Kinshasa while he was Commander of the Republic Guard and therefore bears responsibility for the human rights violations committed by the FARDC. (Gender):Male Listed on: 12/12/2016 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 31/12/2020 03/03/2022 Group ID: 13439.
  2. KUMBA, Gabriel Amisi
    DOB: 28/05/1964. POB: Malela, Congo (Democratic Republic) a.k.a: (1) NKUMBA, Gabriel, Amisi (2) TANGO FORT (3) TANGO FOUR Nationality: Congo (Democratic Republic) National Identification Number: 1-64-87-77512-30 National Identification Details: Military Address: 22, avenue Mbsenseke, Ma Campagne, Ngaliema, Kinshasa, Congo (Democratic Republic).Position: Former Deputy Chief of Staff of the Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC), with responsibility for operations and intelligence Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):DRC0002 (UK Statement of Reasons):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 September 2016 in Kinshasa. In his capacity as Deputy Chief of Staff of the FARDC in charge of operations and intelligence from July 2018 to July 2020, and owing to his senior duties as Inspector General of the FARDC since July 2020, he bears responsibility for recent human rights violations committed by the FARDC. Gabriel Amisi Kumba was therefore involved in planning, directing or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations or abuses in the DRC. As Commander of the 1st Defence Zone of Congolese Army (FARDC) Gabriel KUMBA was officially responsible for FARDC forces who took part in the disproportionate use of force and violent repression in September 2016 in Kinshasa. In this capacity, Gabriel KUMBA was therefore involved in planning, directing, or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations and abuses in DRC. There are reasonable grounds to conclude that KUMBA was an “involved person” given that matters within reg (6)(2) occurred within the territory (First Defence Zone) for which he was the FARDC Commander and thus bore responsibility for. (Gender):Male Listed on: 12/12/2016 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 31/12/2020 03/03/2022 Group ID: 13433.
  3. LUYOYO, Ferdinand Ilunga
    Title: Commander-in-Chief DOB: 08/03/1973. POB: Lubumbashi, Congo (Democratic Republic) Nationality: Congo (Democratic Republic) Passport Number: OB0260335 Passport Details: iss 15 April 2011, exp 14 April 2016 Address: Avenue des Orangiers No 2, commune de las Gombe, Kinshasa, Congo (Democratic Republic). Position: (1) Former Commander in Chief, Legion Nationale d’Intervention (LENI) (2) Co-ordinator, Anti-Riot Police (PNC) (3) Former Commander of the unit responsible for the protection of institutions and high-ranking officials (PNC) (4) President of the Congolese Boxing Federation Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):DRC0003 (UK Statement of Reasons):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 December 2019, Ferdinand Ilunga Luyoyo was responsible for the disproportionate use of force and violent repression in September 2016 in Kinshasa, and bears responsibility for the subsequent human rights violations committed by the PNC. Ferdinand Ilunga Luyoyo was therefore involved in planning, directing or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations or abuses in the DRC. Ferdinand Ilunga Luyoyo has retained his rank of General and remains active on the public scene in the DRC. As Former Commander of the anti-riot body Légion Nationale d’Intervention (LENI) of the Congolese National Police (PNC), Ferdinand Ilunga LUYOYO was responsible for disproportionate use of force and violent repression in September 2016 in Kinshasa. In this capacity, Ferdinand Ilunga LUYOYO was therefore involved in planning, directing, or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations and abuses in DRC. There are reasonable grounds to conclude that LUYOYO was an “involved person” given that matters within reg (6)(2) occurred in Kinshasa while he was in the role outlined above and therefore bore responsibility for the human rights violations committed by the PNC and LENI. (Gender):Male Listed on: 12/12/2016 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 31/12/2020 03/03/2022 Group ID: 13434.
  4. KANYAMA, Celestin
    Title: Police Commissioner DOB: 04/10/1960. POB: Kananga, Congo (Democratic Republic) a.k.a: (1) ANTOINE, Celestin (2) ANTOINE, Cishiku, Bilolo (3) ANTOINE, Kanyama, Celestin, Cishiku (4) ANTOINE, Kanyama, Tshisiku (5) CELESTIN, Celestin (6) CELESTIN, Celestin (non-Latin script: Célestin) (7) CELESTIN, Cishiku, Bilolo (8) CELESTIN, Cishiku, Bilolo (non-Latin script: Célestin) (9) CELESTIN, Kanyama, Celestin, Cishiku (10) CELESTIN, Kanyama, Celestin, Cishiku (non-Latin script: Célestin) (11) CELESTIN, Kanyama, Tshisiku (12) CELESTIN, Kanyama, Tshisiku (non-Latin script: Célestin) (13) ESPRIT DE MORT (14) KANYAMA, Cishiku, Bilolo (15) KANYAMA, Kanyama, Celestin, Cishiku (16) KANYAMA, Kanyama, Tshisiku Nationality: Congo (Democratic Republic) Passport Number: OB0637580 Passport Details: Valid from 20.5.2014 to 19.5.2019 Address: Av Uvika 56, Congo (Democratic Republic). Position: (1) Former Kinshasa Police Commissioner (PNC) (2) now General of Schools and Training (PNC) Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):DRC0004 Schengen visa No 011518403, issued on 2.7.2016 (UK Statement of Reasons):As Kinshasa Police Commissioner (PNC), Celestin KANYAMA was responsible for the disproportionate use of force and violent repression in Kinshasa. In this capacity, Celestin KANYAMA was therefore involved in planning, directing, or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations in DRC. There are reasonable grounds to conclude that KANYAMA was an “involved person” given that matters within reg (6)(2) occurred in Kinshasa while he was Kinshasa Police Commissioner and therefore bore responsibility for the human rights violations committed by the PNC. As Kinshasa Police Commissioner (PNC), Celestin KANYAMA was responsible for the disproportionate use of force and violent repression in Kinshasa. In this capacity, Celestin KANYAMA was therefore involved in planning, directing, or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations and abuses in DRC. (Gender): Male Listed on: 12/12/2016 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 31/12/2020 03/03/2022 Group ID: 13435.
  5. NUMBI, John
    DOB: 16/08/1962. POB: (1) Jadotville (2) Kolwezi (3) Likasi, (1) Congo (Democratic Republic) (2) Congo (Democratic Republic) (3) Congo (Democratic Republic) a.k.a: (1) NUMBA BANZA TAMBO, John (2) NUMBA BANZA TAMBO, Tambo (3) NUMBI BANZA NTAMBO, John (4) NUMBI BANZA NTAMBO, Tambo (5) NUMBI, Tambo Nationality: Congo (Democratic Republic) Address: Congo (Democratic Republic). Position: Inspector General of the Congolese Armed Forces Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):DRC0005 (UK Statement of Reasons): John Numbi was Inspector General of the Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC) from July 2018 until July 2020. Owing to his role, he bears responsibility for the recent human rights violations committed by the FARDC, such as disproportionate violence against illegal miners from June to July 2019 committed by FARDC troops under his direct authority. John Numbi was therefore involved in planning, directing or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations or abuses in the DRC. John Numbi retains a position of influence in the FARDC, especially in Katanga, where serious human rights violations committed by the FARDC have been reported. As former Inspector General of the Congolese National Police John NUMBI was notably involved in the campaign of violent intimidation carried out in the context of the March 2016 gubernatorial elections in the four ex-Katangan provinces, and as such is responsible for obstructing a consensual and peaceful solution with a view to holding elections in DRC. From July 2018 to July 2020, John NUMBI was Inspector-General of the Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC).. Owing to his role, he bears responsibility for human rights violations committed by the FARDC during that period, such as disproportionate violence against illegal miners from June to July 2019 committed by FARDC troops under his direct authority. John Numbi was therefore involved in planning, directing or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations or abuses in the DRC. (Gender):Male Listed on: 12/12/2016 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 10/02/2022 03/03/2022 Group ID: 13436.
  6. BOSHAB, Evariste
    Title: Deputy Prime Minister DOB: 12/01/1956. POB: (1) Kasai Occidentale Province (2) Teke-Kalamba, (1) Congo (Democratic Republic) (2) Congo (Democratic Republic) a.k.a: (1) BOSHAB MABUDJ MABILENGE, Evarist (2) BOSHAB MABUDJ MABILENGE, Evariste (3) BOSHAB MABUDJ, Evarist (4) BOSHAB MABUDJ, Evariste (5) BOSHAB MABUDJ-MA- BILENGE, Evariste (6) BOSHAB MABUTSH, Evariste (7) BOSHAB, Evarist (8) MULUMBU BOSHAB, Evariste Nationality: Congo (Democratic Republic) Passport Number: DP 0000003 Passport Details: (Congo, Democratic Republic of the) issued 21.12.2015 expiry 20.12.2020. Address: Avenue du Rail 5, Ngaliema, Kinshasa, Congo (Democratic Republic).Position: (1) Deputy Prime Minister (2) Minister of Interior and Security (individual) DRCONGO Vice Prime Minister (4) A senator in Kasai Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):DRC0008 Schengen visa expired on 5.1.2017 (UK Statement of Reasons): In his capacity as Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and Security from December 2014 to December 2016, Evariste Boshab BOSHAB was officially responsible for the police and security services and coordinating the work of provincial governors. In this capacity, he was responsible for arrests of activists and opposition members, as well as disproportionate use of force, including between September 2016 and December 2016 in response to demonstrations in Kinshasa, which resulted in a large number of civilians being killed or injured by security services. Evariste Boshab was therefore involved in planning, directing, or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations in DRC. There are reasonable grounds to conclude that BOSHAB was an “involved person” given that matters within reg (6)(2) occurred in Kinshasa while he was Minister of Interior and Security and therefore bore responsibility for the human rights violations committed by the security forces and police he commanded and influenced. It can therefore be inferred that Evariste BOSHAB was involved in planning, directing, or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations in DRC. (Gender):Male Listed on: 30/05/2017 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 10/02/2022 03/03/2022 Group ID: 13459.
  7. MUPOMPA, Alex Kande
    Title: Governor DOB: 23/09/1950. POB: Kananga, Congo (Democratic Republic) a.k.a: (1) KANDE-MUPOMPA, Alex, Kande (2) KANDE-MUPOMPA, Alexandre, Kande (3) MUPOMPA, Alexandre, Kande Nationality: (1) Belgium (2) Congo (Democratic Republic) Passport Number: OP0024910 Passport Details: 21 March 2016 to 20 March 2021 Address: (1) Ave Bumba No 1, Kinshasa, Ngaliena, Congo (Democratic Republic).(2) Messidorlaan 217/25, 1180 Uccle, Belgium. Position: Governor, Kasai Central Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):DRC0009 (UK Statement of Reasons):As Governor of Kasai Central until October 2017, Alex Kande Mupompa has been responsible for the disproportionate use of force, violent repression and extrajudicial killings committed by security forces and the PNC in Kasai Central from August 2016, including killings on the territory of Dibaya in February 2017. As a senior provincial government official, Alex Kande Mupompa MUPOMPA was therefore involved in planning, directing, or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations and abuses in DRC. (Gender):Male Listed on: 30/05/2017 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 10/02/2022 03/03/2022 Group ID: 13461.
  8. SHADARI MULANDA, Emmanuel Ramazani
    DOB: 29/11/1960. POB: Kasongo, Congo (Democratic Republic) a.k.a: (1) SHADARI MULANDA, Ramazani (2) SHADARI, Emmanuel, Ramazani (3) SHADARI, Ramazani (4) SHADARY, Emmanuel, Ramazani (5) SHADARY, Ramazani Nationality: Congo (Democratic Republic) Address: Kinhasa, Congo (Democratic Republic). Position: Former Vice Prime Minister. Minister of Interior and Security Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): DRC0012 (UK Statement of Reasons):As Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and Security until between December 2016 and February 2018, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadari was officially responsible for the police and security services and for coordinating the work of provincial governors. In this capacity, he was responsible for the arrests of activists and opposition members, as well as for the disproportionate use of force, brutality and excessive force used by the security services, such as the violent crackdown on members of the Bundu Dia Kongo (BDK) movement in Kongo Central, the repression in Kinshasa from January to-February 2017 and the disproportionate use of force and violent repression in the Kasai provinces. In this capacity, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadari was therefore involved in planning, directing or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations or abuses in the DRC. Since In February 2018, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadari has been was named permanent secretary of the Parti du peuple pour la reconstruction et le développement (PPRD), the main party in the coalition under former President Joseph Kabila. (Gender): Male Listed on: 30/05/2017 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 31/12/2020 03/03/2022 Group ID: 13466.
  9. MUTONDO, Kalev
    DOB: 03/03/1957. a.k.a: (1) KATANGA, Kalev (2) KATANGA, Kalev, Katanga (3) KATANGA, Kalev, Mutondo (4) MOTONO, Kalev (5) MOTONO, Kalev, Katanga (6) MOTONO, Kalev, Mutondo (7) MUTOID, Kalev (8) MUTOID, Kalev, Katanga (9) MUTOID, Kalev, Mutondo (10) MUTOMBO, Kalev (11) MUTOMBO, Kalev, Katanga (12) MUTOMBO, Kalev, Mutondo (13) MUTOND, Kalev (14) MUTOND, Kalev, Katanga (15) MUTOND, Kalev, Mutondo (16) MUTONDO, Kalev, Katanga (17) MUTONDO, Kalev, Mutondo (18) MUTUND, Kalev (19) MUTUND, Kalev, Katanga (20) MUTUND, Kalev, Mutondo (21) MUTUNDO, Kalev (22) MUTUNDO, Kalev, Katanga (23) MUTUNDO, Kalev, Mutondo Nationality: Congo (Democratic Republic) Passport Number: DB0004470 Passport Details: Issued 08/01/2012. Expires 07/06/2017 Position: Head (formally Administrator- General), National Intelligence Service (known by its French acronym ANR) Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):DRC0013 (UK Statement of Reasons):As Head of the National Intelligence Service (ANR) until February 2019, Kalev Mutondo was involved in and responsible for the arbitrary arrest, detention and mistreatment of opposition members, civil society activists and others. Kalev Mutondo was therefore involved in planning, directing or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations or abuses in the DRC. In May 2019, he signed a declaration of past and future loyalty to Joseph Kabila, to whom he remains close. Kalev Mutondo still wields a high degree of political influence, in his new role as Until early 2021, he held the position of political advisor to the Prime Minister. He is alleged to still have influence on some parts of the security forces.of the DRC. (Gender): Male Listed on: 30/05/2017 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 31/12/2020 03/03/2022 Group ID: 13467.
  10. RUHORIMBERE, Eric
    Title: Brigadier General DOB: –/–/1964. POB: Hauts-Plateaux, Congo (Democratic Republic) a.k.a: (1) HARO RUHORIMBERE (2) HURIEMBERE, Eric (3) HURIEMBERE, Erick (4) ROHIMBERE, Eric (5) ROHIMBERE, Erick (6) RORUIMBERE, Eric (7) RORUIMBERE, Erick (8) RUHERIMBERE, Eric (9) RUHERIMBERE, Erick (10) RUHIMBERE, Eric (11) RUHIMBERE, Erick (12) RUHORHIMBERE, Eric (13) RUHORHIMBERE, Erick (14) RUHORIMBERE, Eric (15) RUHORIMBERE, Erick (16) RUOHIMBERE, Eric (17) RUOHIMBERE, Erick (18) RURIOMBELE RUHANGA, Eric (19) RURIOMBELE RUHANGA, Erick (20) TANGO DEUX (21) TANGO TANGO (22) TANGO TWO Nationality: Congo (Democratic Republic) Passport Number: (1) OB0814241 (2) OB0814241 National Identification Number: (1) 1-64-09-51400-67. (2) 414659/K Address: Mbuji-Mayi with unit 21 Military Region.Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): DRC0014 (UK Statement of Reasons): As former Deputy Commander of the 21st Military region since 18 September 2014, Eric RUHORIMBERE is responsible for the disproportionate use of force and extra judicial killings perpetrated by FARDC forces, notably against the Nsapu militia and women and children. As Deputy Commander of the FARDC forces which carried out the abuses Eric RUHORIMBERE was is therefore involved in planning, directing, or committing responsible for acts that constitute serious human rights violations and abuses in DRC. (Gender):Male Listed on: 30/05/2017 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 19/01/2021 03/03/2022 Group ID: 13465.

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