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Justin Bitakwira

Political · Sanctioned entity
Justin Bitakwira is subject to sanctions. See the individual program listings below. They are also a politically exposed person.
NameBITAKWIRA BIHONA-HAYI Justin · Bihona-Hayi · Bitakwira Justin · Justin BITAKWIRA · Justin Bitakwira · 1 more...[sources]
Other nameBihona-Hayi · Bitakwira Bihona-Hayi Justin · Justin Bitakwira · Justin Bitakwira Bihona-Hayi · Битаквира, Жюстен[sources]
Birth date[sources]
Place of birthLemera · Lemera, CONGO, Democratic Republic of (was Zaire) · Lemera, Congo DR[sources]
NationalityCongo - Kinshasa[sources]
CountryCongo - Kinshasa[sources]
Country of birthCongo - Kinshasa[sources]
First nameJustin[sources]
KeywordsNational government[sources]
Last nameBITAKWIRA · Bitakwira[sources]
Wikidata IDQ20740642[sources]
PositionHomme politique, ancien ministre national · Member of the National Assembly of the Democratic Republic of the Congo · Minister of Human Rights (2017-2019) · Minister of Relations with the Parliament (2016-2017) · National Assembly (member, 2012-) · 2 more...[sources]
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In his public speeches, he has repeatedly incited violence and encouraged discrimination and hostility towards the Banyamulenge community, which has been targeted and attacked by armed groups. Those inflammatory speeches and narratives contribute to fuelling the conflict and violence in the DRC, in particular in the Hauts-Plateaux region characterised by inter-communal conflicts.

Swiss SECO Sanctions/Embargoes,

Justin Bitakwira is therefore responsible for sustaining the armed conflict, instability and insecurity in the DRC, through inciting violence.

Swiss SECO Sanctions/Embargoes,

Justin Bitakwira is a Congolese politician, former government minister and member of the political party “Union for the Congolese Nation”.

Swiss SECO Sanctions/Embargoes,

Function or profession: politician, former national minister and president of the Alliance for the Republic and National Consciousness

Swiss SECO Sanctions/Embargoes,

Justin Bitakwira est un homme politique congolais, ancien ministre du gouvernement et membre du parti politique “Union pour la nation congolaise”. Dans ses discours publics, il a, de manière répétée, incité à la violence et encouragé la discrimination et l'hostilité à l'égard de la communauté Banyamulenge, ciblée et attaquée par des groupes armés. Ces discours et déclarations incendiaires contribuent à alimenter le conflit et la violence en RDC, en particulier dans la région des Hauts-Plateaux, caractérisée par des conflits intercommunautaires. Justin Bitakwira est donc responsable d'entretenir le conflit armé, l'instabilité et l'insécurité en RDC en incitant à la violence.

French Freezing of Assets,

Congolese politician

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Data sources

Swiss SECO Sanctions/Embargoes8,018

Switzerland manages a sanctions lists with a high degree of detail on the individuals that are subject to it's embargoes.

Switzerland · State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)

EU Consolidated Travel Bans3,894

Consolidated information about individuals who have been banned from traveling to the European Union, released as part of the EU Sanctions Map.

European Union · Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU

EU Financial Sanctions Files (FSF)6,049

As part of the Common Foreign Security Policy the European Union publishes a sanctions list that is implemented by all member states.

European Union · European External Action Service

Wikidata Politically Exposed Persons183,352

Profiles of politically exposed persons from Wikidata, the structured data version of Wikipedia.

Wikidata · non-official source

Every Politician59,041

All members of national legislatures in the world, collected from hundreds of government web sites and consolidated via Wikidata.

MySociety (UK Citizens Online Democracy) · non-official source

French Freezing of Assets6,256

The register lists all persons, entities and vessels subject to asset freezing measures in force on French territory, pursuant to national, European and international (UN) provisions.

France · Ministry of Economy, Finance, and Recovery

Belgian Financial Sanctions6,313

Belgium extends the European FSF sanctions list on the basis of a national terrorist list, issued by the National Security Council.

Belgium · Federal Public Service Finance

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Source data IDs: eu-tb-logical-146097 · NK-WFQXLxNaNwjvSM4L44VXJC · ch-seco-57643 · evpo-94429efa-f6f1-4b9c-803d-483c4d4b9e4a · eu-fsf-eu-9134-84 · fr-ga-5100

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