NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QI.S.148.03. NESSIM BEN MOHAMED AL-CHERIF BEN MOHAMED SALEH AL-SAADI
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 8 April 2011
Nessim ben Mohamed al-Cherif ben Mohamed Saleh al-Saadi was listed on 12 November 2003 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” Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01) and Ansar al-Islam (QE.A.98.03).
Nessim ben Mohamed al-Cherif ben Mohamed Saleh al-Saadi has been involved in Al-Qaida-related (QE.A.4.01) criminal activities and was a member of a terrorist cell located in Milan, Cremona and Parma, Italy. The cell recruited volunteers for military training camps in Iraq organized by Ansar al-Islam (QE.A.98.03). It also facilitated illegal immigration to Italy and provided financial and material means for terrorist acts. Furthermore, the cell(s) operating in Italy may have planned terrorist acts in other countries, probably in Europe.
Al-Saadi has been charged by Italian authorities with criminal conspiracy to commit international terrorist acts and forge documents. Al-Saadi belongs to the terrorist cell which is linked to Al-Qaida and focused on obtaining forged documents for terrorists in Europe and the Middle East and on helping volunteers to reach training camps, primarily in Iraq. He is accused of being associated with other individuals such as Faraj Faraj Hussein al-Sa’idi (deceased), Said ben Abdelhakim ben Omar al-Cherif (QI.A.138.03), Hamadi ben Abdul Aziz ben Ali Bouyehia (QI.B.143.03), Al-Azhar ben Khalifa ben Ahmed Rouine (QI.R.150.03) and Imad ben Mekki Zarkaoui (QI.A.139.03).
Al-Saadi provided material support to the terrorist cell, and communicated often with Faraj Faraj Hussein al-Sa’idi, in particular with regard to forged documents for the organization’s members in the Netherlands.
Al-Saadi was arrested on 30 September 2002 by Italian law enforcement agencies. On 7 February 2008 Milan’s Assizes Court of Appeal sentenced him to eight years and 10 months imprisonment for belonging to a terrorist group. The sentence became final on 15 January 2009 after a judgment by the Italian Supreme Court.
Related listed individuals and entities:
Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01), listed on 6 October 2001
Ansar al-Islam (QE.A.98.03), listed on 24 February 2003
Said ben Abdelhakim ben Omar al-Cherif (QI.A.138.03), listed on 12 November 2003
Imad ben Mekki Zarkaoui (QI.A.139.03), listed on 12 November 2003
Kamal ben Maoeldi ben Hassan al-Hamraoui (QI.A.140.03), listed on 12 November 2003
Maxamed Cabdullaah Ciise (QI.C.141.03), listed on 12 November 2003
Radi Abd el Samie Abou el Yazid el Ayashi (QI.E.142.03), listed on 12 November 2003
Hamadi ben Abdul Aziz ben Ali Bouyehia (QI.B.143.03), listed on 12 November 2003
Mohammad Tahir Hammid (QI.H.144.03), listed on 12 November 2003
Mohamed Amin Mostafa (QI.M.147.03), listed on 12 November 2003
Noureddine ben Ali ben Belkassem al-Drissi (QI.A.149.03), listed on 12 November 2003
Al-Azhar ben Khalifa ben Ahmed Rouine (QI.R.150.03), listed on 12 November 2003
Mourad ben Ali ben al-Basheer al-Trabelsi (QI.A.151.03), listed on 12 November 2003
Jamal Housni (QI.H.221.06), listed on 2 August 2006