ARIS MUNANDAR

QDi.119
ARIS MUNANDAR
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee's website: 
23 July 2009
Date(s) on which the narrative summary was updated: 
11 December 2014
Reason for listing: 

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).

Additional information: 

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.