NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QI.Y.37.01. ABDUL RAHMAN YASIN
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 7 September 2010
Abdul Rahman Yasin was listed on 17 October 2001 pursuant to paragraph 8(c) of resolution 1333 (2000) 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”, “supplying, selling or transferring arms and related materiel to” or “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01), Usama bin Laden and the Taliban.
Abdul Rahman Yasin assisted Ramzi Ahmed Yousef to carry out an attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, United States in February 1993. Yousef and Yasin drove a van full of explosives into the basement of the World Trade Center; the explosion killed six and wounded over one thousand people. Yasin fled the United States immediately after the bombing to avoid arrest. After the bombing, law enforcement officials obtained evidence which led to the indictment of several suspected terrorists involved in the bombing, including Yasin.
Yasin was indicted in the United States for his role in the World Trade Center bombing.
Related listed individuals and entities:
Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01), listed on 6 October 2001