NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QI.A.171.04. AQEEL ABDULAZIZ AQEEL AL-AQEEL
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 30 October 2009
Aqeel Abdulaziz Aqeel al-Aqeel was listed on 6 July 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 of activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf or in support of” Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01) and Al-Haramain Foundation (AHF) (various branches listed on the Al-Qaida Sanctions List).
Aqeel Abdulaziz Aqeel al-Aqeel has provided financial, material, and/or logistical support to Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01) and Usama bin Laden (deceased).
Al-Aqeel is a founder and former leader of Al-Haramain Foundation (AHF), who controlled Al-Haramain and was responsible for all Al-Haramain activities, including its support for terrorism. He was Al-Haramain’s Chairman, Director General and President.
Al-Haramain Foundation (AHF) presented itself as a private, charitable and educational non-governmental organization. When viewed as a single entity, Al-Haramain was one of the principal NGOs active throughout the world providing support for the Al-Qaida network. Funding generally came from individual benefactors and special campaigns which targeted selected business entities around the world.
Al-Aqeel and the Al-Haramain branches in Bosnia and Herzegovina (QE.A.71.02), Somalia (QE.A.72.02), Indonesia (QE.A.103.04), Kenya (QE.A.105.04), Tanzania (QE.106.04), Pakistan (QE.104.04), Afghanistan (QE.A.110.04), Albania (QE.A.111.04), Bangladesh (QE.A.112.04), Ethiopia (QE.A.113.04), the Netherlands (QE.A.114.04), the Union of the Comoros (QE.A.116.04) and the United States of America (QE.A.117.04) have provided financial, material, and/or technological support to Usama bin Laden’s Al-Qaida network, including Jemaah Islamiyah (QE.J.92.02), Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya/AIAI (QE.A.2.01), the Egyptian Islamic Jihad (QE.A.3.01), and Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (QE.L.118.05). These terrorist organizations received funding from Al-Haramain and used Al-Haramain as a front for fundraising and operational activities.
As of June 2004, Al-Aqeel was the chairman of the board of directors of the Al-Haramain branch in the Netherlands.
Al-Aqeel signed the documents naming Suliman Hamd Suleiman al-Buthe (QI.A.179.04) as the attorney of Al-Haramain (United States of America) and providing him with broad legal authority.
As of June 2004, Al-Aqeel was still in a position to control or influence Al-Haramain.
Related listed individuals and entities:
Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya / AIAI (QE.A.2.01), listed on 6 October 2001
Egyptian Islamic Jihad (QE.A.3.01), listed on 6 October 2001
Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01), listed on 6 October 2001
Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation (QE.A.71.02), listed on 13 March 2002
Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation (Somalia) (QE.A.72.02), listed on 13 March 2002
Jemaah Islamiyah (QE.J.92.02), listed on 25 October 2002
Al-Haramain Foundation (Indonesia) (QE.A.103.04), listed on 26 January 2004
Al-Haramain Foundation (Pakistan) (QE.A.104.04), listed on 26 January 2004
Al-Haramayn Foundation (Kenya) (QE.A.105.04), listed on 26 January 2004
Al-Haramayn Foundation (Tanzania) (QE.A.106.04), listed on 26 January 2004
Al-Haramain: Afghanistan Branch (QE.A.110.04), listed on 6 July 2004
Al-Haramain: Albania Branch (QE.A.111.04), listed on 6 July 2004
Al-Haramain: Bangladesh Branch (QE.A.112.04), listed on 6 July 2004
Al-Haramain: Ethiopia Branch (QE.A.113.04), listed on 6 July 2004
Al-Haramain: The Netherlands Branch (QE.A.114.04), listed on 6 July 2004
Al-Haramain Foundation (Union of the Comoros) (QE.A.116.04), listed on 28 September 2004
Al-Haramain Foundation (United States of America) (QE.A.117.04), listed on 28 September 2004
Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (QE.L.118.05), listed on 2 May 2005
Suliman Hamd Suleiman al-Buthe (QI.A.179.04), listed on 28 September 2004