3 March 2009
Security Council
SC/9608

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SANCTIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

 

ADDS FOUR INDIVIDUALS TO ASSETS FREEZE, TRAVEL BAN LIST

 


On 3 March 2009, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo, added the following individuals to the List of individuals and entities subject to the measures imposed by paragraph 13 and 15 of resolution 1596 (2005):


Name (last/first): MBARUSHIMANA, Callixte; Date of Birth (DOB): 24 July 1963; Place of Birth (POB):  Ndusu/Ruhengeri Northern Province, Rwanda; Passport/Identifying Information: Rwandan; Current location: Paris or Thaļs, France; Designation Justification: Executive Secretary of the FDLR. Political/Military leader of a foreign armed group operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, impeding the disarmament and the voluntary repatriation and resettlement of combatants, per Security Council resolution 1857 (2008) OP 4 (b).


Name (last/first): NZEYIMANA, Stanislas; Alias: Deogratias Bigaruka Izabayo; Bigaruka; Bigurura; Izabayo Deo; Date of Birth (DOB): 1 January 1966; Est. 1967; Alt. 28 August 1966; Place of Birth (POB): Mugusa (Butare), Rwanda; Passport/Identifying Information: Rwandan; Rank: Brigadier General; Current location: Kalonge, Masisi, North Kivu, DRC or Kibua, DRC. Designation Justification: Deputy Commander of the FOCA (an FDLR armed branch). Military leader of a foreign armed group operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, impeding the disarmament and the voluntary repatriation and resettlement of combatants, in violation of Security Council resolution 1857 (2008) OP 4 (b).  In evidence collated by the UNSC DRC Sanctions Committee Group of Experts, detailed in its report of 13 February 2008, girls recovered from FDLR-FOCA had previously been abducted and sexually abused. Since mid-2007, FDLR-FOCA, which previously recruited boys in their mid to late teens, has been forcefully recruiting youth from the age of 10 years. The youngest are then used as escorts, and older children are deployed as soldiers on the frontline, per Security Council resolution 1857 (2008) OP4 (d) and (e).


Name (last/first): NTAWUNGUKA, Pacifique; Alias: Colonel Omega; Nzeri; Israel; Pacifique Ntawungula; Date of Birth (DOB): 1 January 1964; Est. 1964; Place of Birth (POB): Gaseke, Gisenyi Province, Rwanda; Passport/Identifying Information: Rwandan; Rank: Colonel; Current Location: Peti, Walikale - Masisis border, DRC; Other: Received military training in Egypt; Designation Justification: Commander of the First Division of FOCA (an FDLR armed branch). Military leader of a foreign armed group operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, impeding the disarmament and the voluntary repatriation and resettlement of combatants, in violation of Security Council resolution 1857 (2008) OP 4 (b).  In evidence collated by the UNSC DRC Sanctions Committee Group of Experts, detailed in its report of 13 February 2008, girls recovered from FDLR-FOCA had previously been abducted and sexually abused. Since mid-2007, FDLR-FOCA, which previously recruited boys in their mid to late teens, has been forcefully recruiting youth from the age of 10 years. The youngest are then used as escorts, and older children are deployed as soldiers on the frontline, per Security Council resolution 1857 (2008) OP4 (d) and (e).


Name (last/first): MUJYAMBERE, Leopold; Alias: Musenyeri; Achille; Frere Petrus Ibrahim; Date of Birth (DOB): 17 March 1962; Est. 1966; Place of Birth (POB):  Kigali, Rwanda; Passport/Identifying Information: Rwandan; Rank: Colonel; Current location: Mwenga, South Kivu, DRC; Designation Justification:  Commander of the Second Division of FOCA / the Reserve Brigades (an FDLR armed branch). Military leader of a foreign armed group operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, impeding the disarmament and the voluntary repatriation and resettlement of combatants, in violation of Security Council resolution 1857 (2008) OP 4 (b).  In evidence collated by the UNSC DRC Sanctions Committee Group of Experts, detailed in its report of 13 February 2008, girls recovered from FDLR-FOCA had previously been abducted and sexually abused. Since mid-2007, FDLR-FOCA, which previously recruited boys in their mid to late teens, has been forcefully recruiting youth from the age of 10 years. The youngest are then used as escorts, and older children are deployed as soldiers on the frontline, per Security Council resolution 1857 (2008) OP4 (d) and (e).


The Committee will continue to update the List on a regular basis.  The updated List (dated 3 March 2009) will be available at the following link: www.un.org/sc/committees/1533/pdf/1533_list.pdf.


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