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Obama freezes assets of war criminals in Central African Republic barack obama


by Joseph Earnest  May 13, 2014


Newscast Media WASHINGTONDue 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 assistance.


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 1969].

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. (pop-up)

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. Add Comments>>















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