Martin Koumtamadji

CFi.013
Martin Koumtamadji
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee's website: 
20 April 2020
Reason for listing: 

Martin Koumtamadji was listed on 20 April 2020 pursuant to paragraph 20 and paragraph 21 (a) of resolution 2399 (2018), extended by paragraph 5 of resolution 2507 (2020), for engaging in or providing support for acts that undermine the peace, stability or security of the Central African Republic, including acts that threaten or impede the stabilization and reconciliation process or that fuel violence, among other proscribed activities.

Additional information: 

President and commander-in-chief of the Front Démocratique du Peuple Centrafricain (FDPC, an armed group engaged in violent activities), Martin Koumatamadji has engaged in acts threatening the peace, stability and security of the CAR and, in particular, the implementation of the Political Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in CAR signed on 6 February 2019 in Bangui. - He refused the disarmament of FDPC combatants, as per his commitments as a signatory of the Political Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in the CAR, and threatened to overthrow President Touadéra in July 2019. - He began cooperating with sanctioned individual Nourredine Adam (CFi.002) in June 2019 and engaged in arms trafficking with a close associate of Nourredine Adam, in order to build up the military capabilities of the FDPC. - He also made an offer to the Front Populaire pour la Renaissance de la Centrafrique (FPRC) to carry out a military operation with his armed group during the fighting in Vakaga prefecture in 2019. - He continued to impede the restoration of state authority in the areas of operation of the FPDC by maintaining illegal roadblocks to extort cattle herders, economic actors (including gold mining companies operating in the Nana-Mambéré prefecture), and travelers. - Under his leadership, the FDPC committed acts that constituted human rights abuses or violations in the Nana-Mambéré prefecture, including attacks directed against civilians in April 2019, abductions of civilians in March 2019 (near Zoukombo) and acts of sexual and genderbased violence in May 2019 (in Bagary). In 2017, the FDPC also committed 14 acts of sexual violence in conflict. - Between 2016 and 2019, the FDPC recruited children to serve as soldiers in armed conflict and forced eleven girls into marriage with FDPC members. - In March 2019, he was involved in obstructing the delivery of humanitarian assistance when the FDPC, under Miskine’s leadership, conducted a series of attacks on the main road into Bangui from Cameroon; - Finally, FDPC elements skirmished with MINUSCA in April 2019 near Zoukombo (Nana- Mambéré prefecture) and on the Bouar-Beleko axis.