Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions
1267 (1999) and 1989 (2011) concerning Al-Qaida
and associated individuals and entities


NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING

QI.E.64.02. SAMI BEN KHAMIS BEN SALEH ELSSEID

Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 4 January 2011
Date on which the narrative summary was updated: 24 November 2014

Sami ben Khamis ben Saleh Elsseid was listed on 24 April 2002 pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2 of resolution 1390 (2002) 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” and “supplying, selling or transferring arms and related materiel to” the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (QE.T.14.01.).

Additional information:

Sami ben Khamis ben Saleh Elsseid was part of the Salafist Group for Call and Combat, listed as the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (QE.T.14.01.). Elsseid belonged to a cell in Italy which was involved in a conspiracy to receive stolen documents, forge documents and possess chemical weapons. The cell he belonged to operated in collaboration with similar groups active in Algeria, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. He and others in his cell also considered using chemical agents. In addition to Elsseid, the cell was composed of Mohamed ben Belgacem ben Abdallah al-Aouadi (QI.A.60.02.), Mohamed Lakhal (QI.B.62.02.) and Al-Mokhtar ben Mohamed ben al-Mokhtar Bouchoucha (QI.B.63.02.).

On 22 February 2002, Elsseid was sentenced in Italy to five years in prison for criminal conspiracy, handling stolen goods, counterfeiting documents and facilitating illegal immigration. The sentence has become final, though reduced to four years and six months by the Appeals Court in Milan.  

On 21 March 2006, Elsseid was sentenced by a Court in Como, Italy, to two years and two months imprisonment followed by deportation, because, in conspiracy with other people, and with the aggravating circumstance of terrorism, he was found guilty of causing bodily harm.

On 2 June 2008, Elsseid was deported to Tunisia. He has been in prison in Tunisia since August 2014.

Related listed individuals and entities:

The Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (QE.T.14.01), listed on 6 October 2001

Mohamed ben Belgacem ben Abdallah al-Aouadi (Q.I.A.60.02), listed on 24 April 2002
Mohamed Lakhal (QI.B.62.02), listed on April 24 2002
Al-Mokhtar ben Mohamed ben al-Mokhtar Bouchoucha (QI.B.63.02), listed on April 24 2002
Adel ben al-Azhar ben Youssef Hamdi (QI.B.68.02), listed on 3 September 2002
Yassine Chekkouri (QI.C.70.02), listed on 3 September 2002
Riadh ben Belkassem ben Mohamed al-Jelassi (QI.A.71.02), listed on 3 September 2002
Mehdi ben Mohamed ben Mohamed Kammoun (QI.K.72.02), listed on 3 September 2002
Samir Abd el Latif el Sayed Kishk (QI.K.73.02), listed on 3 September 2002
Abdelhalim Hafed Abdelfattah Remadna (QI.R.75.02), listed on 3 September 2002
Isam Ali Mohamed Alouche (QI.T.76.02), listed on 3 September 2002
Al-Azhar ben Mohammed ben el-Abed al-Tlili (QI.A.77.02), listed on 3 September 2002
Imad ben Bechir ben Hamda al-Jammali (QI.A.176.04), listed on 23 June 2004
Habib ben Ahmed al-Loubiri (QI.A.177.04), listed on 23 June 2004