NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QE.S.124.06. SANABEL RELIEF AGENCY LIMITED
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 08.13.2009
The Sanabel Relief Agency Limited was listed on 7 February 2006 pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2 of resolution 1617 (2005) as being associated with Al-Qaida, Usama bin Laden or the Taliban for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf or in support of” the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (QE.L.11.01).
The Sanabel Relief Agency Limited (SRA) was incorporated on 12 February 1999 and subsequently registered with the UK Charity Commission on 17 November 2000. While SRA characterized itself to the public as a charitable organization, its first priority was providing support to the activities of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) (QE.L.11.01). SRA was controlled by leaders of LIFG. Directors of SRA used the charity as a vehicle to transfer money and documents for terrorist activities overseas.
Prior to 11 September 2001, SRA had an office under the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. The former head of SRA in Kabul had ties to LIFG and was later arrested in Pakistan with three other LIFG members and Al-Qaida leader Zayn al-Abidin Muhammad Hussein a.k.a. Abu Zubaydah (QI.H.10.01). Further, the director of SRA in Afghanistan received help from senior LIFG facilitator Adnan al-Libi.
The foregoing assessment of SRA has not changed since the organization was listed in 2006.
Related listed individuals and entities:
Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (QE.L.11.01), listed on 6 October 2001
Zayn al-Abidin Muhammad Hussein (QI.H.10.01), listed on 25 January 2001