NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QI.B.311.12. AYYUB BASHIR
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 18.10.2012
Ayyub Bashir was listed on 18 October 2012 pursuant to paragraph 4 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 “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (QE.I.10.01).
Ayyub Bashir is the head of finance for the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) (QE.I.10.01) and, as of early 2010, was a member of the IMU leadership council, or shura. Between 2009 and 2011, Bashir coordinated financial support for IMU operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Among his financial support activities, Bashir received funds from sources in Turkey and Europe and delivered these funds to a senior IMU leader. Bashir has also transferred and delivered funds to an IMU facilitator.
Bashir also coordinated logistical support for IMU operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan between 2010 and 2012 and has had significant ties to Afghanistan- and Pakistan-based IMU leaders. As of mid-2009, Bashir led attacks against Afghan police in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan, and recruited IMU fighters at his madrassa in Pakistan. Bashir has also facilitated travel for new IMU recruits and led a militia that fought against the Afghan Government and its international allies in Kunduz and Takhar Provinces in Afghanistan under the control of former IMU leader Tohir Abdulkhalilovich Yudashev, also known as Tohir Yuldashev (deceased) .
Related listed individuals and entities:
Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (QE.I.10.01), listed on 6 October 2001