|Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York|
SECURITY COUNCIL AL-QAIDA AND TALIBAN SANCTIONS COMMITTEE ADDS NAME
OF ONE INDIVIDUAL TO CONSOLIDATED LIST
On 18 June 2009, the Security Council Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee approved the addition of the entry specified below to its Consolidated List of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo set out in paragraph 1 of Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations.
C. Individuals associated with Al-Qaida
QI.S.270.09 Name: 1: ATILLA 2: SELEK 3: na 4: na
Title: na Designation: na DOB: 28 Feb. 1985 POB: Ulm, Germany Good quality a.k.a.: na Low quality a.k.a.: Muaz Nationality: German Passport no.: German passport number 7020142921 issued in Ulm, Germany , valid until 3 Dec. 2011 National identification no.: German national identity card number (Bundespersonalausweis Nr.) 702092811, issued in Ulm, Germany, valid until 6 Apr. 2010 Address: Kauteräckerweg 5, 89077 Ulm, Germany Listed on: 18 Jun. 2009 Other information: In prison in Germany since 20 Nov. 2008 (as at May 2009). Member of the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU), also known as the Islamic Jihad Group (QE.I.119.05.).
In accordance with Section 6, paragraph (g) of the Committee’s Guidelines for the Conduct of its Work, the publicly releasable portion of the statement of case detailing the bases for listing of the above-mentioned individual, as provided by the designating State(s), is included herewith (statement of case in italic).
“Police investigations have led to the strong suspicion that Atilla SELEK has committed criminal offenses, among other things by belonging to the foreign terrorist organization Islamic Jihad Union (IJU) which has been added to the ATSC—Consolidated List under QE.I.119.05 as an alias of the Islamic Jihad Group.
The IJU is an independent terrorist organization active on an international scale which supports the ideology of global jihad as propagated by Al Qaeda. In the past IJU has claimed responsibility for various terrorist attacks in Uzbekistan and has now expanded its jihadist struggle to additional regions such as Afghanistan, where it works with local groups like the Taliban in carrying out attacks on ISAF troops. The IJU is also pursuing the aim of bringing Islamist-motivated terror to Western European nations contributing to ISAF -- including Germany -- which according to IJU’s propaganda is “oppressing” Muslims world-wide in cooperation with the US.
IJU has its own media unit as well as members responsible for recruiting and smuggling recruits into training camps in the Southern Asian region and smuggling fighters into Afghanistan. In the training camps IJU trainers and explosives experts provide recruits with the necessary skills in handling guns and explosives as well as in forgery and clandestine operations.
About the suspect:
According to the evidence acquired SELEK traveled to the Middle East on 24 June 2006 before being smuggled into the Southern Asian region; from July to August 2006 he was trained as a fighter at one of the IJU’s camps there.
During his time at the camp SELEK made contact with Gofir SALIMOV, also known as “Jaf”, an IJU member active in the Middle East region, and with Suhail BURANOV (also known as “Susi”. “Sul/Sule”, and “Suleyman/Sylaymon”), the IJU’s deputy leader in the Southern Asian region. For example, on 29 August 2006, SALIMOV and BURANOV exchanged two e-mails concerning “news of Muaz”. The investigation found out that SELEK uses the name “Muaz” and is also known to contact persons by this name. Additional evidence of contacts between SELEK and the IJU members SALIMOV and BURANOV is an e-mail from SALIMOV to Adem YILMAZ (entered into the ATSC Consolidated List under QI.Y.261.08) asking on behalf of “Susi” about SELEK: “Muaz was on his way here but has disappeared. There has been no word from him… I am urgently waiting for news from you!”
According to further information ascertained during the investigation SELEK was involved in supplying IJU with volunteers to engage in armed struggle against Western and local forces together with SALIMOV, who has primary responsibility for smuggling persons on behalf of IJU, and together with GELOWICZ, SCHNEIDER (entered into the ATSC Consolidated List under QI.G.259.08 and QI.S.260.08 resp.) and YILMAZ who are the subjects of separate investigations. By taking part in training at IJU’s camp in the Southern Asian region, SELEK. was able to gain access to and find a place within the IJU organization with the aim of participating in its activities on a long term basis. Since his arrest in Turkey on 6 November 2007, followed by extradition to Germany on 20 November 2008, Atilla SELEK has been held in pre-trial detention in a German prison.
On 15 December 2008 SELEK was charged in Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court with membership in a terrorist organization and with preparing a crime using explosives.”
The Committee’s List is updated regularly on the basis of relevant information provided by Member States and regional organizations. This is the thirteenth update of the List in 2009. An updated List is accessible on the Committee’s website at the following URL: http://www.un.org/sc/committees/1267/consolist.shtml.
* *** *For information media • not an official record