25.10.2019   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 272/5


COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2019/1779

of 24 October 2019

implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1755 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Burundi

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EU) 2015/1755 of 1 October 2015 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Burundi (1), and in particular Article 13(4) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy,

Whereas:

(1)

On 1 October 2015, the Council adopted Regulation (EU) 2015/1755.

(2)

On the basis of a review by the Council, the information concerning one natural person in Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2015/1755 should be amended.

(3)

Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2015/1755 should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2015/1755 is amended as set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Luxembourg, 24 October 2019.

For the Council

The President

A.-K. PEKONEN


(1)  OJ L 257, 2.10.2015, p. 1.


ANNEX

In Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2015/1755, entry 1 under the heading ‘List of natural and legal persons, entities and bodies referred to in Article 2’ is replaced by the following:

 

Name

Identifying information

Grounds for designation

‘1.

Godefroid BIZIMANA

Gender: Male

DOB: 23.4.1968

POB: NYAGASEKE, MABAYI, CIBITOKE

Burundian nationality. Passport number: DP0001520

“Chargé de missions de la Présidence” and former Deputy Director General of the National Police. Responsible for undermining democracy by making operational decisions that have led to a disproportionate use of force and acts of violent repression towards peaceful demonstrations that started on 26 April 2015 following the announcement of the presidential candidacy of President Nkurunziza.’