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Financial Sanctions: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Friday, 18 December 2020

This news release is issued in respect of financial sanctions imposed against the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Annex I to Council Regulation (EC) No 1183/2005 has been amended with effect from 18 December 2020, following the publication of Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2133.

The amendment reflects the decisions made on 2 November 2020 by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Committee established pursuant to Resolution 1533 (2004) to amend the identifying information of one existing entry.

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


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


LUBANGA, Thomas 

POB: Ituri, [DRC] Democratic Republic of the Congo 

Nationality: [Congolese] Democratic Republic of the Congo 

Address: Democratic Republic of the Congo (in Prison). 

Other Information: UN Ref: CDi.007. [Former President of the UPC/L. Convicted by the ICC in March 2012, and transferred to a prison facility in the DRC on 19 December 2015 to serve out his sentence]. Arrested in Kinshasa in March 2005 for UPC/L involvement in human rights abuses violations. Transferred to the ICC on 17 March 2006. Convicted by the ICC in March 2012 and sentenced to 14 years in prison. On 1 December 2014, ICC appeals judges upheld Lubanga’s conviction and sentence. Transferred to a prison facility in the DRC on 19 December 2015 to serve out his sentence of imprisonment. He was released on 15 March 2020 after having served his ICC sentence. 

Listed on: 02/11/2005 Last Updated: [08/02/2017] 18/12/2020 Group ID: 8738. 

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 individual. 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 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.

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