NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QI.H.221.06. JAMAL HOUSNI
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 7 May.2009
Jamal Housni was listed on 2 August 2006 pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2 of resolution 1617 (2005) 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 “recruiting for” Ansar al-Islam (QE.A.98.03).
Jamal Housni belonged to a terrorist cell affiliated with Ansar al-Islam (QE.A.98.03) which he helped establish in the city of Milan and the region of Lombardy, Italy. This cell aimed to recruit individuals for training courses in Al-Qaida-affiliated (QE.A.4.01) camps in Afghanistan and Iraq. It collected money and provided its members operating in Italy and abroad with material and financial support, as well as with forged travel documents, so that they might travel to the above-mentioned training camps and move throughout Europe.
In addition to Jamal Housni, members of the cell included Radi Abd el Samie Abou el Yazid el Ayashi (QI.E.142.03), Mohamed Amin Mostafa (QI.M.147.03), Mohammad Tahir Hammid (QI.H.144.03), and Maxamed Cabdullaah Ciise (QI.C.141.03). Jamal Housni operated both in Italy and beyond under the direct guidance of Radi Abd el Samie Abou el Yazid el Ayashi. He gave material support to another, affiliated cell based in Turkey by sending money and providing a secure mobile telephone.
Jamal Housni was placed under investigation in Italy and charged with criminal conspiracy to conduct international terrorist acts in Italy and abroad.
He was convicted and sentenced on 21 September 2006 to seven years of detention by the Milan Assizes Court, Italy, for belonging to a criminal association with terrorist aims and receiving stolen goods. The sentence was confirmed on 17 July 2007 by the Milan Assizes Appeal Court.
Related listed individuals and entities:
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
Imed 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
Nessim ben Mohamed al-Cherif ben Mohamed Saleh al-Saadi (QI.S.148.03), 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