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Central African Republic - Adoption of sanctions (May 9, 2014)

France welcomes the adoption on May 9, by the Security Council’s Central African Republic Sanctions Committee, of sanctions against François Bozizé, Noureddine Adam and Levy Yakete.

These sanctions, proposed by France and the United States, impose an assets freeze and a travel ban against these individuals who have jeopardized peace, stability and security in the Central African Republic and impeded the political transition process. The sanctions send a strong message to them, and their supporters, that they must stop these actions.

France reaffirms that the establishment of sanctions is in addition to the legal proceedings against the perpetrators of human rights violations. All perpetrators of atrocities must be held accountable for their actions – where appropriate, before the International Criminal Court, which launched a preliminary examination on February 7. The fight against impunity is a key part of the reconciliation process.



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