NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QI.A.71.02. RIADH BEN BELKASSEM BEN MOHAMED AL-JELASSI
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 5 October 2010
Riadh ben Belkassem ben Mohamed al-Jelassi was listed on 3 September 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”, “supplying, selling or transferring arms and related materiel to” or “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (QE.T.14.01.) and Tunisian Combatant Group (QE.T.90.02.).
Riadh ben Belkassem ben Mohamed al-Jelassi has been a member of the Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC), listed as the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (QE.T.14.01.). He has also been a member of Tunisian Combatant Group (QE.T.90.02.).
Al-Jelassi was charged by the Italian authorities with conspiracy and involvement with a criminal association as a member of GSPC. On 17 May 2002, he was sentenced by an Italian court to four years and six months in prison for criminal conspiracy to traffic arms, and for receiving stolen goods, making and using false documents, and facilitating the entry of illegal immigrants into Italy. On 23 April 2003 the sentence was reduced to three years and six months imprisonment by Milan’s Appeal Court.
Al-Jelassi planned to give false passports to young militants passing through Italy to be trained in Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01.) camps in Afghanistan.
Related listed individuals and entities:
Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01), listed on 6 October 2001
The Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (QE.T.14.01), listed on 6 October 2001
Tunisian Combatant Group (QE.T.90.02), listed on 10 October 2002
Sami ben Khamis ben Saleh Elsseid (QI.E.64.02), listed on 24 April 2002
Abd el Kader Mahmoud Mohamed el Sayed (QI.E.65.02), listed on 24 April 2002
Adel ben al-Azhar ben Youssef ben Soltane (QI.B.68.02), listed on 3 September 2002
Nabil ben Mohamed ben Ali ben Attia (QI.B.69.02), listed on 3 September 2002
Yassine Chekkouri (QI.C.70.02), 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
Tarek ben Habib ben al-Toumi al-Maaroufi (QI.A.74.02), 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
Nessim ben Romdhane Sahraoui (QI.S.222.06), listed on 2 August 2006
Merai Zoghbai (QI.Z.223.06), listed on 2 August 2006