DRC: EU Council renews sanctions against 12 individuals

The Council conclusions on the Democratic Republic of the Congo adopted 9 December 2019 maintain 12 Congolese individuals on the list of targeted sanctions (asset freeze and visa bans) concerning the DRC.

FIDH and its member organisations led a series of advocacy meetings before EU actors to contribute to this decision as the sanctioned individuals were involved in planning, directing, or committing acts that constitute serious human rights violations or abuses in DRC. One year after the elections, these individuals remain in the position to influence political decisions and potentially contribute to human rights violations in the country. These restrictive measures should be renewed until 12 December 2020.

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