In accordance with paragraph 13 of resolution 1822 (2008) and subsequent related resolutions, the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee makes accessible a narrative summary of reasons for the listing for individuals, groups, undertakings and entities included in the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List.
Abdelhalim Hafed Abdelfattah Remadna was listed on 3 September 2002 pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2 of resolution 1390 (2002) 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” and “supplying, selling or transferring arms and related materiel to” Al-Qaida (QDe.004) and the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (QDe.014).
Abdelhalim Hafed Abdelfattah Remadna has been charged with involvement with a criminal association as a member of the Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC), listed as the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) (QDe.014). He was arrested in Italy on 29 November 2001 for participation in a criminal conspiracy to traffic in arms, explosives and chemical weapons, as well as identity papers, and for receiving stolen goods, and aiding illegal immigration. He also played an important role in creating links between his group in Italy and senior Al-Qaida (QDe.004) members located in Afghanistan, including Omar Chabani, aka Abou Djâafar, the former director of the terrorist facility known as “the house of the Algerians”.
On 2 February 2004 the Milan Tribunal, Italy, sentenced him to 7 years and 6 months’ imprisonment for criminal conspiracy, receiving stolen identity papers and for illegal immigration offences. The sentence was increased to 7 years and 9 months by the Court of Appeal and is definitive. On 12 August 2006 he was deported to Algeria by order of the Minister of Interior of Italy.