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Financial Sanctions: Burundi

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

This news release is issued in respect of the asset freezing measures relating to Burundi.

On 26 October 2018, Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1605 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EU) 2015/1755 with effect from 27 October 2018.

The following entry has been amended and remains subject to an asset freeze.


Deleted information appears in square brackets. Additional information appears in italics.


NIYONZIMA Mathias Joseph

DOB: (1) 06/03/1956 (2) 02/01/1967

POB: Kanyosha Commune, Mubimbi, Bujumbura-Rural Province, Burundi

a.k.a: KAZUNGU

Nationality: Burundian

Passport Details: Passport number: OP0053090

Position: Officer of the National Intelligence Service

Other Information: Registration number (SNR): O/00064

Listed on: 02/10/2015 Last Updated: [02/10/2015] 29/10/2018 Group ID: 13283.

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 person. 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 FIU.

Where a relevant institution has already reported details of accounts, other funds or economic resources held frozen for the designated individual they are not required to report these details again.

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 Burundi and links to the UK’s Consolidated List of individuals and entities subject to other financial sanctions regimes may be found  on the Customs and Excise pages of the Isle of Man Government website.

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