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.
Aris Munandar was listed on 9 September 2003 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”, “supplying, selling or transferring arms and related materiel to” or “recruiting for” Jemaah Islamiyah (QDe.092), Al-Qaida (QDe.004) and Al-Haramain Foundation (Indonesia) (QDe.103).
Aris Munandar has facilitated and provided support for the activities of Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) (QDe.092) in South-East Asia. He has been a close associate of JI leader Abu Bakar Ba’asyir (QDi.217). Munandar is a graduate of Ba’asyir’s Islamic boarding school, Pondok Ngruki, and has been a member of Majelis Mujahidin Indonesia (MMI), an organization that Ba’asyir helped found and later directed. He has also been the head of KOMPAK, a non-governmental organization that produced videos used in the recruitment of JI members. Munandar has been Ba’asyir’s assistant and, in that capacity, has provided direct support and assistance to activities authorized by Ba’asyir. On at least one occasion, Munandar procured explosives at the request of Ba’asyir for use by JI. Munandar also facilitated recruitment and training for JI and Al-Qaida (QDe.004) activities in Indonesia. Along with another Al-Qaida operative, he provided military training for recruits to join sectarian fighting in Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Munandar also managed Al-Haramain Foundation (Indonesia) (QDe.103). Munandar remained at large as at December 2003.