Obama freezes assets of war criminals in Central African Republic

Barack Obama

Newscast Media WASHINGTON—Due to the crimes they have committed in the
Central African Republic, and the support they have given rebels causing instability in
the area, President Barack Obama has issued an Executive Order freezing assets of
some key players in Central Africa.

These individuals, among many of the activities they are involved in have targeted
women, children, or any civilians through the commission of acts of violence (including
killing, maiming, torture, or rape or other sexual violence), abduction, forced
displacement, or attacks on schools, hospitals, religious sites, or locations where
civilians are seeking refuge, or through conduct that would constitute a serious abuse
or violation of human rights or a violation of international humanitarian law.

Furthermore, they have used the recruitment of children by armed groups or armed
forces in the context of the conflict in the Central African Republic, and have
engaged in obstruction of the delivery or distribution of, or access to, humanitarian

They have also threatened the peace, security, or stability of the Central African
Republic or have undermined democratic processes or institutions in the Central
African Republic through the illicit trade in natural resources of the Central African
Republic. These individuals are:

Francois Bozize [Former President of the Central African Republic and anti-Balaka
supporter, born October 14, 1946].

Michel Djotodia [Former Transitional President of the Central African Republic and
Leader of the Seleka Rebellion, born 1949].

Noureddine Adam [Seleka General and Former Minister of Public Security, born

Abdoulaye Miskine [Leader of an ex-Seleka rebel group, the Democratic Front of
the Central African Republic People, born October 5, 1965].

Levi Yakite [anti-Balaka Political Coordinator, born 1965].

The entire Executive Order can be read or downloaded here.

The order also prohibits the making of any contribution or provision of funds, goods,
or services by, to, or for the benefit of any person listed above.