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Financial Sanctions Notice Central African Republic 7 August 2020

Published byExternal Relations
Date published
07 August 2020


1. The United Nations Security Council’s sanctions list has been updated.

Notice summary (Full details are provided in the Annex to this Notice)

2. The following entry has been added and is subject to an asset freeze:

  • Bi Sidi SOULEMAN

What you must do

3. You must:

  • check whether you maintain any accounts or hold any funds or economic resources for the persons set out in the Annex to this Notice.
  • freeze such accounts, and other funds or economic resources.
  • refrain from dealing with the funds or assets or making them available (directly or indirectly) to such persons unless licensed by the Minister for External Relations (“MER”).
  • report any findings to MER, together with any additional information that would facilitate compliance with the Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (Jersey) Law 2019 (“SAFL”).
  • provide any information concerning the frozen assets of designated persons that MER may request. Information reported to MER may be passed on to other regulatory authorities or law enforcement.

4. Failure to comply with financial sanctions legislation or to seek to circumvent its provisions is a criminal offence.

Legislative details

5. On 5 August 2020, the United Nations Security Council Committee established by Resolutions 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic approved the addition of 1 entry to its list of individuals and entities subject to an asset freeze.

6. In accordance with the Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (Jersey) Law 2019, this asset-freeze designation was effective immediately in Jersey.

Further information

7. Copies of Jersey sanctions Orders and other legislation, including SAFL, can be found on the Jersey Legal Information Board website.

8. Copies of recent Notices, certain EU Regulations, UNSC Resolutions and Jersey legislation can be obtained from the restrictive measures against Central African Republic page on the Jersey Financial Services Commission website.

9. Further details on the UN measures in respect of the Central African Republic can be found on the relevant UN Sanctions Committee webpage.

10. For more information on Financial Sanctions please see the Jersey Financial Services Commission guidance on financial sanctions.


11. Non-media enquiries, reports and licence applications should be addressed to:

Head of International Compliance

Office of the Chief Executive

External Relations




1. SOULEMAN, Bi Sidi

DOB: 20 July 1962 POB: Bocaranga, Central African Republic a.k.a.: (1) ABBAS, Sidiki (2)  BI SIDI, Souleymane (3) SIDIKI (4) SIDIKI, 'General' (5) SOULEMANE, Bi Sidi Passport details: N°235/MISPAT/DIRCAB/DGPC/DGAEI/SI/SP (laissez-passer) issued on 15 March 2019 by the Minister of Interior of the Central African Republic  Address: Koui, Ouham-Pendé prefecture, Central African Republic Position: President and self-proclaimed 'general' of the Retour, Reclamation et Rehabilitation (3R) Other information: UN Ref: CFi. 014. Souleman leads the Central African Republic (CAR)-based militia group Retour, Réclamation, Réhabilitation (3R) which has killed, tortured, raped, and displaced civilians and engaged in arms trafficking, illegal taxation activities, and warfare with other militias since its creation in 2015. Souleman himself has also participated in torture. On 6 February 2019, 3R signed the Political Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in the CAR but has engaged in acts violating the Agreement and remains a threat to the peace, stability and security of the CAR. For instance, on 21 May 2019, 3R killed 34 unarmed civilians in three villages, summarily executing adult males.

Ministry of External Relations

Government of Jersey

7 August 2020

Financial Sanctions Notice Central African Republic 7 August 2020
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