EU Adopts Sanctions Against Six Individuals Over Sudan Civil War

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In seeking an end to the more than a year of war in Sudan, EU countries on Monday adopted sanctions against six people in Sudan over the war between the Sudanese military and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

The listings of the six people include a general commanding the RSF in West Darfur, who the EU Council said is responsible for committing atrocities, instigating ethnically motivated killings, sexual violence and the looting and burning of communities.

The Council also include the RSF’s financial adviser, as well as a prominent tribal leader of the Mahamid clan affiliated with the RSF in West Darfur.

On the side of the Sudanese army, the sanctions target the director of Defense Industry Systems and the commander of the Sudanese Air Force for their responsibility in the “indiscriminate aerial bombing of densely populated residential areas”, the EU Council said.

Former Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Ahmed Karti Mohamed is also listed.

The six people listed are now subject to an asset freeze and travel ban in the 27-nation European Union.