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Document 32020D1585

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/1585 of 29 October 2020 amending Decision (CFSP) 2015/1763 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Burundi

OJ L 362, 30.10.2020, p. 27–28 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2020/1585/oj

30.10.2020   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 362/27


COUNCIL DECISION (CFSP) 2020/1585

of 29 October 2020

amending Decision (CFSP) 2015/1763 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Burundi

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 29 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy,

Whereas:

(1)

On 1 October 2015, the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2015/1763 (1) concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Burundi.

(2)

On the basis of a review of Decision (CFSP) 2015/1763, the restrictive measures should be renewed until 31 October 2021 and the information concerning two natural persons should be amended.

(3)

Decision (CFSP) 2015/1763 should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Decision (CFSP) 2015/1763 is amended as follows:

(1)

the second paragraph of Article 6 is replaced by the following:

‘This Decision shall apply until 31 October 2021.’;

(2)

the Annex is amended as set out in the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 29 October 2020.

For the Council

The President

M. ROTH


(1)  Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1763 of 1 October 2015 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Burundi (OJ L 257, 2.10.2015, p. 37).


ANNEX

In the Annex to Decision (CFSP) 2015/1763, entries 1 and 2 under the heading ‘List of natural and legal persons, entities and bodies referred to in Articles 1 and 2’ are replaced by the following:

 

Name

Identifying information

Grounds for designation

‘1.

Godefroid BIZIMANA

Gender: Male

DOB: 23.4.1968

POB: Nyagaseke, Mabayi, Cibitoke

Burundian nationality. Passport number: DP0001520

“Chargé de missions de la Présidence” and former Deputy Director-General of the National Police. On 31 December 2019, Mr Bizimana was promoted to the rank of Chief Police Commissioner. Responsible for undermining democracy by making operational decisions that have led to a disproportionate use of force and acts of violent repression towards peaceful demonstrations that started on 26 April 2015 following the announcement of the presidential candidacy of President Nkurunziza.

2.

Gervais NDIRAKOBUCA alias NDAKUGARIKA

Gender: Male

DOB: 1.8.1970

Burundian nationality. Passport number: DP0000761

Minister of the Interior, Community Development and Public Security as of June 2020. Former head of Cabinet of the Presidential Administration (Présidence) responsible for matters relating to the National Police between May 2013 and November 2019, and former Director-General of the National Intelligence Service between November 2019 and June 2020. Responsible for obstructing the search for a political solution in Burundi by issuing instructions that led to a disproportionate use of force, acts of violence, acts of repression and violations of international human rights law against protestors demonstrating from 26 April 2015 onwards, following the announcement of the presidential candidacy of President Nkurunziza, including on 26, 27 and 28 April 2015 in the Nyakabiga and Musaga districts of Bujumbura.’


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