NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QI.S.235.07. MUHAMMAD 'ABDALLAH SALIH SUGHAYR
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 6 April 2009
Muhammad ‘Abdallah Salih Sughayr was listed on 9 October 2007 pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 12 of resolution 1735 (2006) as being associated with the Abu Sayyaf Group (QE.A.1.01) 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”, “recruiting for” and “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” this entity.
Muhammad ‘Abdallah Salih Sughayr has been identified as one of the major financial supporters of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) (QE.A.1.01). As of early 2007, Sughayr continued to transfer funds to his contacts in the Philippines, including possibly ASG operatives.
In the late 1990s, unidentified Saudi donors wishing to provide financial and ideological support to Philippine extremist groups, including the ASG, selected Sughayr to be their principal conduit. Sughayr was to succeed Abdul Rahim al-Talhi (QI.A.234.07), a Saudi national and Al-Qaida-affiliated financier who had recently left the Philippines. Sughayr, however, continued to receive support from Al-Talhi. From 1998 to 2003, Sughayr ensured continued financial and ideological support to ASG and other affiliated individuals in the Philippines. He also facilitated unspecified weapons and ammunitions shipments to ASG and provided advice and assistance to the group. In addition, he recruited militants to provide training and assistance to ASG.
In one instance in June 2004, Sughayr was made aware of certain ASG financial needs and deposited money into an account. Also in 2004, Sughayr planned to send money for weapons to an ASG member. Sughayr was arrested by the Philippine authorities in 2005 and subsequently deported to Saudi Arabia.
Related listed individuals and entities:
Abu Sayyaf Group (QE.A.1.01), listed on 6 October 2001
Khadafi Abubakar Janjalani (QI.J.180.04), listed on 22 December 2004
Abdul Rahim al-Talhi (QI.A.234.07), listed on 9 October 2007.