NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QI.D.167.04. KAMEL DJERMANE
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 16 September 2009
Kamel Djermane was listed on 3 May 2004 pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 16 of resolution 1526 (2004) 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” Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01) and the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (QE.T.14.01).
Kamel Djermane belonged to the mid-level leadership of the Adel subgroup of the Tarek Ibn Ziad Group, which was established in November 2002 by Saifi Ammari (QI.A.152.03) within Region 5 of the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (QE.T.14.01) for the purpose of kidnapping foreign tourists.
Between February and March 2003, a total of 32 tourists disappeared in southeast Algeria: 16 Germans, 10 Austrians, four Swiss, one Dutch and one Swede. The tourists were traveling in an area between the towns of Illizi, Dhjanet and Tamanrasset. On 7 April 2003, the Algerian security authorities announced that the tourists had been kidnapped by two groups of GSPC (Salafist Group for Call and Combat), listed as the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, and were held around Illizi.
Kamel Djermane, together with other members of the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, was responsible for kidnapping these tourists. Djermane and other kidnappers moved on towards Mali in mid-June 2003 together with some of the hostages. One German hostage died on the way to Mali due to the extreme conditions.
On 9 October 2003, the investigating judge at the German Federal Court of Justice issued a warrant of arrest against Djermane for his involvement in the kidnappings.
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
Lionel Dumont (QI.D.95.03), listed on 25 June 2003
Saifi Ammari (QI.A.152.03), listed on 4 December 2003
Ahmad Zerfaoui, (QI.Z.168.04) listed on 3 May 2004
Dhou el-Aich (QI.E.169.04), listed on 3 May 2004
Hacene Allane (QI.A.170.04), listed on 3 May 2004
Abdelmalek Droukdel (QI.D.232.07), listed on 27 August 2007