Friday, July 11, 2014

South Sudan: EU imposes sanctions on South Sudanese military leaders

Source: European Union

Brussels, 10 July 2014

The Council today imposed sanctions against individuals obstructing the South Sudanese peace process and responsible for atrocities, as part of wider EU efforts to stop violence and avoid further instability in the region.

Two persons responsible for violating the ceasefire agreement will be targeted with a travel ban and a freeze of their assets in the European Union. At the same time, an existing arms embargo against South Sudan will remain in place.

The legal acts, including the details of those subject to sanctions, will be published in tomorrow's edition of the EU Official Journal. The measures will enter into force at the same time.