NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QDi.301 YASSIN CHOUKA
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 25 January 2012
Yassin Chouka was listed on 25 January 2012 pursuant to paragraphs 4 and 5 of resolution 1989 (2011) as being associated with Al-Qaida for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of” and “recruiting for” Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (QDe.010).
Yassin Chouka, alias Abu Ibraheem, is strongly suspected of having been a member since 2008 of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) (QDe.010) whose purposes or activities are inter alia directed at committing murder and manslaughter.
The investigating judge at the German Federal Court of Justice has issued a warrant for the arrest of Yassin Chouka dated 5 October 2010, based on the strong suspicion of membership in a terrorist organization abroad.
After a phase of increasing radicalization, Yassin Chouka and his brother Monir Chouka (QDi.300) decided to participate in the activities in support of Al-Qaida (QDe.004) and associated entities. At some unspecified date, probably in April 2007, they left Germany for Yemen, and thereafter joined the IMU, integrating themselves permanently into its structures.
In the autumn of 2008 Monir and Yassin Chouka and others recorded the video "Good News from Afghanistan". In January 2009 they took part in the video "Allah's Soldier Part 1". In April 2009 the video "Victory or Shahada" followed. In September 2009 appeared the fourth video, "Merits of Jihad". In October/November 2009 both were involved in the video "Abu
Safiyya in: He Came, He Saw, He Conquered".
The video "The Merits of Jihad", which had been announced in the previous video message "Victory of Shahada" as the sequel entitled "Fadl al Jihad", shows a scene in which Yassin and Monir Chouka are sitting to the right and left of the leader of the IMU, Tohir Abdulkhalilovich Yuldashev (deceased). As reported in another IMU video that was secured on 24 November 2009 ("Abu Safiyya in: He Came, He Saw, He Conquered") this person (Abu Safiyya) died on 17 October 2009. Both Monir and Yassin Chouka glorify his death as a martyr's death.
The remarks of Yassin and Monir Chouka in the videos also show that they were aware of the ideology, goals, and methods of the IMU and by participating in the videos they made their own contributions within the organizational structure. Yassin and Monir Chouka put themselves in the service of the organization as multipliers, disseminating the organization's messages over the Internet and thereby inter alia recruiting new members or supporters.
Related listed individuals and entities
Al-Qaida (QDe.004), listed on 6 October 2001
Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (QDe.010), listed on 6 October 2001
Monir Chouka (QDi.300), listed on 25 January 2012