Kevin Jordan Axel Guiavarch

Kevin Jordan Axel Guiavarch
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee's website: 
23 September 2014
Date(s) on which the narrative summary was updated: 
27 August 2017
Reason for listing: 

Kevin Guiavarch was listed on 23 September 2014 pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 4 of resolution 2161 (2014) 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” Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QDe.137).

Additional information: 

Kevin Guiavarch was the most active supporter of currently imprisoned Mohamed Achamlane (not listed), who is the former leader of Forsane Alizza (not listed), an organization which used to openly promote terrorism. After Forsane Alizza was dismantled in 2012, Kevin Guiavarch and his wife, Salma Oueslati, tried to use the Internet to remobilize former militants of the organization.

Kevin Guiavarch continued his violent propaganda via social networks such as Facebook or specialized terrorism promoting forums such as “Ansar al Haqq” (not listed), where he glorified Mohamed Merah (not listed).

On 31 December 2012, Kevin Guiavarch and Salma Oueslati left France and travelled via Tunisia to contested areas in the Syrian Arab Republic. Kevin Guiavarch was fighting in the Aleppo area of Syria, alongside fighters affiliated to Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QDe.137). He then joined the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115).

Kevin Guiavarch and his wife also supported individuals who were planning to travel from France to the Syrian Arab Republic in order to join terrorist groups.

In France, Kevin Guiavarch has been subject to assets freezing measures for his terrorist activities since 24 April 2012. In 2014, a warrant for his arrest was issued by an investigative judge of the anti-terrorism center of the Tribunal de Grande Instance of Paris in the framework of a judicial investigation aimed at acts of association by perpetrators of terrorist crimes and financing of terrorism. In June 2016, Kevin Guiavarch was arrested by the Turkish authorities. In January 2017, Guiavarch was expelled from Turkey to France, where the warrant for his arrest was executed upon arrival. He was charged with being a leader of perpetrators of terrorist crimes and terrorist financing. Guiavarch was placed in pre-trial detention at Fleury-Mérogis prison. As at Feb. 2017, the judicial investigation concerning Guiavarch was still in progress.