NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QI.S.270.09. ATILLA SELEK
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 14 September 2009
Atilla Selek was listed on 18 June 2009 pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2 of resolution 1822 (2008) 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” the Islamic Jihad Group (QE.I.119.05).
Atilla Selek is a member of the Islamic Jihad Group (QE.I.119.05), also known as the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU). Selek traveled to the Middle East on 24 June 2006 before being smuggled into the Southern Asian region; from July to August 2006 he was trained as a fighter at one of the IJU camps there.
During his time at the camp Selek made contact with Gofir Salimov, also known as “Jaf”, an IJU member active in the Middle East region, and with Suhayl Fatilloevich Buranov (deceased), IJU’s deputy leader in the Southern Asian region. For example, on 29 August 2006, Salimov and Buranov exchanged two emails concerning “news of Muaz”. Selek uses the name “Muaz” and is also known to contact persons by this name. Contacts between Selek and IJU members were also shown in an email from Salimov to Adem Yilmaz (QI.Y.261.08) asking on behalf of Buranov about Selek.
Selek was involved in supplying IJU with volunteers to engage in terrorist activities together with Salimov, who has primary responsibility for smuggling persons on behalf of IJU, as well as Adem Yimaz, Daniel Martin Schneider (QI.S.260.08) and Fritz Martin Gelowicz (QI.G.259.08).
By taking part in training at IJU’s camp in the Southern Asian region, Selek was able to gain access to and find a place within the IJU organization with the aim of participating in its activities on a long-term basis.
- Selek was arrested in Turkey on 6 November 2007 and extradited to Germany on 20 November 2008. On 4 March 2010, the Higher Regional Court in Düsseldorf, Germany sentenced him to 5 years imprisonment for supporting a terrorist organization abroad and preparation of a serious criminal offence involving an explosion.
Related listed individuals and entities:
Islamic Jihad Group (QE.I.119.05), listed on 1 June 2005
Fritz Martin Gelowicz (QI.G.259.08), listed on 27 October 2008
Daniel Martin Schneider (QI.S.260.08), listed on 27 October 2008
Adem Yilmaz (QI.Y.261.08), listed on 27 October 2008
Mevlüt Kar (QI.K.302.12), listed on 25 January 2012