Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee's website: 
23 February 2010
Date(s) on which the narrative summary was updated: 
22 September 2017
3 March 2021
Reason for listing: 

Yunos Umpara Moklis 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 “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” Al-Qaida (QDe.004) and Jemaah Islamiyah (QDe.092).

Additional information: 

An explosives expert, Yunos Umpara Moklis has acted on behalf of and materially assisted Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) (QDe.092) on several occasions. Moklis assisted JI member Fathur Rohman al-Ghozhi (deceased) in procuring explosives and weapons for shipment to Indonesia and elsewhere. Yunos also carried out the 30 December 2000 bombings in Manila, known as the “Rizal Day Bombings,” on behalf of JI. Moklis received financial assistance from JI members Faiz bin Abu Bakar Bafana (not listed) and A1-Ghozhi to conduct the Rizal Day bombings, which killed 22 people and injured more than 100. Moklis also assisted JI operations chief Nurjaman Riduan Isamuddin (QDi.087), a.k.a. Hambali, and JI Singapore cell leader Bafana in conducting surveillance of the United States and Israeli Embassies in the Philippines. Moklis studied in Pakistan and received military training in Afghanistan.


On 23 January 2009, Yunos Umpara Moklis was sentenced, by the Manila Regional Trial Court, to life imprisonment without parole for his involvement with Fathur Rohman al-Ghozhi in the bombings of 30 December 2000 in Manila. The sentence was affirmed by the Philippines’ Supreme Court after an appeal. Remains incarcerated in the Philippines as of May 2017.