Security Council Committee Concerning Democratic Republic of the Congo Updates List of Individuals and Entities Subject to Travel Ban, Assets Freeze

31 August 2010
SC/10018

Security Council Committee Concerning Democratic Republic of the Congo Updates List of Individuals and Entities Subject to Travel Ban, Assets Freeze

31 August 2010
Security Council
SC/10018
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Security Council Committee Concerning Democratic Republic of the Congo Updates


List of Individuals and Entities Subject to Travel Ban, Assets Freeze

 


On 13 August 2010, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo updated the List of individuals and entities subject to the travel ban and assets freeze imposed by paragraphs 13 and 15 of resolution 1596 (2005) as renewed by paragraph 3 of resolution 1896 (2009).


The list has been modified as follows:


For Jérôme KAKWAVU BUKANDE, under the field “Passport/Identifying information”, was deleted “As of December 2008, remains in the FARDC, based in Kinshasa”; and was added “As of June 2010, has been arrested and is now being held in Kinshasa central prison. Judicial proceedings have been initiated against him and two other of the five senior FARDC officers”; Under the field “Designation/ Justification”, was added “According to the Office of the SRSG on Children and Armed Conflict, he was responsible for recruitment and use of children in Ituri in 2002.”; and “One of five senior FARDC officers who had been accused of serious crimes involving sexual violence and whose cases the Security Council had brought to the Government’s attention during its visit in 2009.”


For Germain KATANGA, under the field “Designation/ Justification”, was added “According to the Office of the SRSG on Children and Armed Conflict, he was responsible for recruitment and use of children in Ituri from 2002 to 2003.”


For Thomas LUBANGA, under the field “Designation/ Justification”, was added “According to the Office of the SRSG on Children and Armed Conflict, he was responsible for recruitment and use of children in Ituri from 2002 to 2003.”


For Khawa Panga MANDRO, under the field “Designation/ Justification”, was added “According to the Office of the SRSG on Children and Armed Conflict, he was responsible for recruitment and use of children in Ituri from 2001 to 2002.”


For Callixte MBARUSHIMANA, under the field “Designation/ Justification”, was added “And Vice-President of the FDLR military high command.”


For Sylvestre MUDACUMURA, under the field “Passport/Identifying information”, was added “General Mudacumura”; and “As of November 2009, continues to serve as FDLR-FOCA military commander”; Under the field “Designation/ Justification”, was added “Mudacumura (or staff) was in telephone communication with FDLR leader Murwanashyaka in Germany, including at the time of the Busurungi Massacre May 2009, and military commander Major Guillaume during Umoja Wetu and Kimia II operations in 2009”; and “According to the Office of the SRSG on Children and Armed Conflict, he was responsible for 27 cases of recruitment and use of children by troops under his command in North Kivu from 2002 to 2007.”


For Dr. Ignace MURWANASHYAKA, under the field “Passport/Identifying information”, was added “As of November 2009, still recognized as the President of the FDLR-FOCA political branch and supreme commander of the FDLR armed forces”; and “Arrested by German Federal Police on 17 November 2009 on suspicion of committing crimes against humanity and war crimes in the DRC, as well as on the basis of other charges related to the forming and membership of a foreign terrorist organization”; Under the field “Designation/ Justification”, was added “And supreme commander of the FDLR armed forces”; and “In telephone communication with FDLR military field commanders (including during the Busurungi May 2009 massacre): gave military orders to the high command: involved in coordinating the transfer of arms and ammunition to FDLR units and relaying specific instructions for use: managing large sums of money raised through illicit sale of natural resources in areas of FDLR control; and “Travelled to Uganda in 2006 in violation of travel ban”; and “According to the Office of the SRSG on Children and Armed Conflict, he held command responsibility as President and military commander of FDLR for recruitment and use of children by the FDLR in Eastern Congo.”


For Straton MUSONI, under the field “Passport/Identifying information”, was added “As of November 2009, still recognized as the 1st Vice-President of the FDLR-FOCA political branch and President of the FDLR military high command”; and “Arrested by German Federal Police on 17 November 2009 on suspicion of committing crimes against humanity and war crimes in the DRC, as well as on the basis of other charges related to the forming and membership of a foreign terrorist organization.


For Mathieu Chui NGUDJOLO, under the field “Designation/ Justification”, was added “According to the Office of the SRSG on Children and Armed Conflict, he was responsible for recruitment and use of children under 15 years old in Ituri in 2006.”


For Laurent NKUNDA, under the field “Passport/Identifying information” was deleted “Resides in Tebero and Kitchanga, Masisi territory”; and was added “Arrested on Rwandan soil in January 2009 and subsequently replaced as commander of the CNDP in North Kivu”; under the field “Designation/ Justification”, was added “According to the Office of the SRSG on Children and Armed Conflict, he was responsible for 264 cases of recruitment and use of children by troops under his command in North Kivu from 2002 to 2009”; and  “As of November 2009, despite arrest in Rwanda in January 2009 and removal as President of CNDP, retains some control over CNDP and its international network.”


For Stanislas NZEYIMANA, under the field “Passport/Identifying information” was deleted “Rank: Brigadier General”; and was added “As of November 2009, recognized as Major General Stanislas Nzeyimana, FDLR Deputy Commander”; and “Frequent travel to Kigoma”.


For Bosco TAGANDA, under the field “Passport/Identifying information”, was added “As of November 2009, de facto military head of CNDP following arrest of General Laurent Nkunda in January 2009. Former chief of staff of the CNDP”; and “Since appointment as the de facto military head of CNDP in January 2009, has been instructed to manage integration into FARDC and given the post of deputy operational commander for Kimia II although this is officially denied by FARDC”; under the field “Designation/ Justification”, was added “According to the Office of the SRSG on Children and Armed Conflict, he was responsible for recruitment and use of children in Ituri in 2002 and 2003, and 155 cases of direct and/or command responsibility for recruitment and use of children in North Kivu from 2002 to 2009”; and “As CNDP Chief of Staff, had direct and command responsibility for the massacre at Kiwanja (November 2008).”


For UGANDA COMMERCIAL IMPEX (UCI) LTD, under the field “Passport/Identifying information”, was added “(Directors: Mr. J.V. LODHIA — known as “Chuni” — and his son Mr. Kunal LODHIA).”


The latest version of the list (dated 13 August 2010) is being made available on the Internet at the following URL:  http://www.un.org/sc/committees/1533/pdf/1533_list.pdf


The Committee will continue to update the list on a regular basis.


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