NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QDi.259 FRITZ MARTIN GELOWICZ
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 9 March 2009
Fritz Martin Gelowicz was listed on 27 October 2008 pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2 of resolution 1822 (2008) as being associated with the Islamic Jihad Group (QDe.119), 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” this entity.
The Islamic Jihad Group, also known as the Islamic Jihad Union (QDe.119) was founded in 2002 as an offshoot of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (QDe.010) whose leaders, Najmiddin Kamolitdinovich Jalolov (deceased) and Suhail Fatilloevich Buranov (deceased), have contacts with Al-Qaida (QDe.004).
Fritz Martin Gelowicz attended a training camp of the IJU in South Asia in 2006, where he received theoretical and practical training in explosives. Since the end of 2006, he became the ringleader of a group he formed with Daniel Martin Schneider (QDi.260) and Adem Yilmaz (QDi. 261) with the objective of carrying out bomb attacks inter alia against institutions of the United States of America in Germany. To this end, the group had acquired a considerable quantity of hydrogen peroxide solution which, when mixed with other components, could have produced an explosive comparable to approximately 550 kilograms of TNT. Furthermore, the group procured the additional means needed for carrying out the attacks - such as, for instance, electrical devices for triggering the detonation - as well as several detonators. The manufactured explosives were to be placed in several vehicles and detonated in Germany outside discotheques and pubs frequented by citizens of the United States of America and/or at an airport, with the aim of killing or injuring as many people as possible.Gelowicz was arrested on 4 September 2007 in Medebach, Germany and on 4 March 2010, the Higher Regional Court in Düsseldorf, Germany sentenced him to 12 years imprisonment for membership of a terrorist organization abroad, conspiracy to murder, causing an explosion, coercion of constitutional organs and preparation of a serious criminal offence involving an explosion.
Related listed individuals and entities:
Al-Qaida (QDe.004), listed on 6 October 2001
Islamic Jihad Group (QDe.119), listed on 1 June 2005
Daniel Martin Schneider (QDi.260), listed on 27 October 2008
Adem Yilmaz (QDi. 261), listed on 27 October 2008.
Atilla Selek (QDi.270), listed on 18 June 2009
Mevlüt Kar (QDi.302), listed on 25 January 2012