The EU has notified the persons sanctioned under restrictive measures applicable to Ivory Coast, in Annex IA to Council Regulation (EC) No. 560/2005 and in Annex II to Council Decision 2010/656/CFSP, that the restrictions remain in force. Council Regulation (EC) No. 560/2005 imposed an asset freeze on persons who constitute a threat to the peace and national reconciliation process in Ivory Coast; persons deemed responsible for serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in Ivory Coast; persons who publicly incite hatred and violence; and any other person determined to be in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1572 (2004). Council Decision 2010/656/CFSP renewed the asset freeze and introduced a travel ban.
At the same time, the EU has delisted Oulaï Delafosse and amended the entries of Marcel Gossio and Justin Koné Katinan. Gossio’s grounds for designation are now stated as follows (i) involvement in the misappropriation of public funds and in the funding and arming of the militia; (ii) funding the Gbagbo clan and the militia; and (iii) illegal arms trafficking. Katinan’s entry has been amended to reflect a different spelling of his name.