EU adds 7 members of the Congolese security forces to DRC sanctions

The EU has added 7 people said to hold high positions of authority in the Congolese security forces to its sanctions against the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  The new listings follow acts of violence in September, which caused the death of at least 50 people and were allegedly perpetrated by the security forces.  In its press release, the EU called upon the Government of the DRC to cooperate with an independent investigation into the violence, and said that “additional restrictive measures may be considered in the event of further violence or the political process being impeded”.

See Regulation 2016/2230 amending Regulation 1183/2005 and Decision 2016/2231 amending Decision 2010/788/CFSP.

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Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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