On 23 November 2015, President Obama signed an Executive Order empowering the Secretaries of Treasury and State to block the property of persons contributing to the instability of Burundi, or committing acts of violence against civilians and other human rights violations in Burundi. The President also designated four individuals as blocked within the order. Alain Guillaume Bunyoni, Minister of Public Security, and Godefroid Bizimana, Deputy Director-General of the National Police, are both accused of leading Burundi’s National Police in committing violence against protestors. Godefroid Bizimana, Deputy Director-General of the National Police, and Godefroid Niyombare, Major General, Former Chief of Burundi Intelligence Service, are both accused of playing integral roles in the failed May 2015 coup in Burundi.
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