This news release is issued to publicise changes to EU sanctions measures in relation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Council Regulation (EU) 1183/2005 imposing financial sanctions against the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been amended with effect from 10 February 2018. Four individuals have been added to the sanctions list and are now subject to an asset freeze. This reflects the decision made on 1 February 2018 by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Committee established pursuant to Resolution 1533 (2004).
KANONGA Gedeon Kyungu Mutanga Wa Bafunkwa
POB: Manono Territory, Katanga Province (now Tanganyika Province)
Position: Katangan rebel leader
Other Information: UN Ref CDi.035. Date of UN listing 1/02/2018. Belongs to the Balubakat ethnic group.
Listed on: 10/02/2018 Last Updated: 10/02/2018 Group ID: 13607.
MUNDOS Muhindo Akili
POB: Democratic Republic of the Congo
a.k.a: (1) MUHINDO, Akili (2) MUNDOS, Charles, Muhindo, Akili (3) MUNDOS, Muhindo
Nationality: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Position: a) DRC Armed Forces (FARDC) General, Commander of the 31st Brigade, b) FARDC Brigadier General
Other Information: UN Ref CDi.032. Date of UN listing 01/02/2018.
Listed on: 10/02/2018 Last Updated: 10/02/2018 Group ID: 13604.
MWISSA Guidon Shimiray
POB: Kigoma, Walikale, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Other Information: UN Ref CDi.033. Date of UN listing 01/02/2018
Listed on: 10/02/2018 Last Updated: 10/02/2018 Group ID: 13605.
POB: Cellule Nyagitabire, Sector Ruvune, Commune Kinyami, Prefecture Byumba, Rwanda
a.k.a: KALUME, Andre
Other Information: UN Ref CDi.034. Date of UN listing 01/02/2018
Listed on: 10/02/2018 Last Updated: 10/02/2018 Group ID: 13606.
Financial institutions and other persons are requested to check whether they maintain any accounts or otherwise hold funds or economic resources for, or provide financial services to, the designated persons. If so, they must freeze such accounts or other funds and, unless licensed by the Treasury, refrain from dealing with said funds or economic resources, and suspend the provision of any financial services. They must also report their findings to the Sanctions Officer at the Customs and Excise Division of the Treasury.
Failure to comply with financial sanctions legislation or to seek to circumvent its provisions is a criminal offence
Further details of the sanctions regime related to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and links to the Consolidated List of individuals and entities subject to these and other financial sanctions regimes may be found on the Customs and Excise pages of the Isle of Man Government website.