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.
Sami ben Khamis ben Saleh Elsseid was listed on 24 April 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” the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (QDe.014).
Sami ben Khamis ben Saleh Elsseid was part of the Salafist Group for Call and Combat, listed as the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (QDe.014). Elsseid belonged to a cell in Italy which was involved in a conspiracy to receive stolen documents, forge documents and possess chemical weapons. The cell he belonged to operated in collaboration with similar groups active in Algeria, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. He and others in his cell also considered using chemical agents. In addition to Elsseid, the cell was composed of Mohamed ben Belgacem ben Abdallah al-Aouadi (QDi.060) and Mohamed Lakhal (QDi.062).
On 22 February 2002, Elsseid was sentenced in Italy to five years in prison for criminal conspiracy, handling stolen goods, counterfeiting documents and facilitating illegal immigration. The sentence has become final, though reduced to four years and six months by the Appeals Court in Milan.
On 21 March 2006, Elsseid was sentenced by a Court in Como, Italy, to two years and two months imprisonment followed by deportation, because, in conspiracy with other people, and with the aggravating circumstance of terrorism, he was found guilty of causing bodily harm.
On 2 June 2008, Elsseid was deported to Tunisia. He has been in prison in Tunisia since August 2014.