Ioannis Michaletos
(RIEAS Junior Analyst and Coordinator at the World Security Network Foundation Southeastern Europe Office)


The Albanian daily newspaper "Shekulli" presented to the public the lists that were made by the Albanian Finance Ministry concerning the freeze of assets of persons & organizations involved in the international terrorist networks.

The list is being presented here, along with some other supplementary data, from Open Sources, namely the internet. There are a few cases where the Albanian authorities have classified people without any other details of their previous actions, convictions or suspicions.

The pressure by the international community, NATO and the EU on Albania has bore fruits in relation to the country's official stance towards international terrorism. It should be noted also that the delicate Kosovo negotiations; must have surely prompted Tirana to introduce a wider anti-terrorist policy since Serbia (Its main adversary), is a staunch Western ally in the war against Islamic terror, well before 9/11, a fact rarely mentioned.

Names of individuals & organizations

 Á. Suspects (Some of them already convicted)

1. Ahmed El Bouhali (recruited volunteers for paramilitary training, collected funds for terrorist organizations and planned terrorist attacks in Italy, Morocco and Tunisia)

2. Faycal Boughanemi (Same as above)

3. Abdelkader Laagoub ( Same as above)

4. Khadafi Abubakar Janjalani (leading terrorist in the Abu Sayyaf Group )

5. Saad Rashed Mohammad Al-faqih (Provided material support to international fugitive Osama bin Laden and his terrorist group al-Qaida)

6. Adel Abdul Jalil Batterjee (Same as above)

7. Baasyir, Abu Bakar (Convicted of involvement in the 2002 Bali bombings)

8. Rifki Taufik (Jemaah Islamiya Financier)

9. Anshori Abdullah Anshori (senior leader of Jemaah Islamiya )

10. Abd Al-Hamid Sulaiman Al-Mujil (Executive Director of the IIRO Eastern Province (IIRO-EP) branch office in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)

11. Ismail Mohamed Ismail Abu Shaeeesh (Al Qaida network member-as classified by the EU authorities)

12. Jamal Housni (Terror ring member in Italy)

13. Nessim Ben Romdhane Sahraoui (Al Qaida network member-as classified by the EU authorities)

14. Merai Zoghbai (Al Qaida network member-as classified by the EU authorities)

15. Ibrahim Mohamed Khalil (Al Qaida network member-as classified by the EU authorities)

16. Lokman Amin Muhammed ( Smuggling suicide bombers into Iraq from Europe)

17. Sajid Mohammed Badat (conspiracy and attempted murder in a U.S. indictment that links him to admitted "shoebomber" Richard Reid)

18. Hani Al-Sayyid Al-Sebai (Terrorist finance)

19. Mahdhatmursi Al-Sayyid Umar (Same as above)

20. Al-Sayyid Ahmed Fathi Husayn Alayeah (Same as above)

21. Zaki Ezat Zaki Ahmed (Same as above)

22. Abdallah Mohamed Ragab Abdel Rahman (Al Qaida network member-as classified by the EU authorities)

23. Mohammed Ahmet Shaeki Al Islambolly (Terrorist finance)

24. All Sayyid Muhamed Mustafa Bakri (Al-Qa'ida member and an explosives and chemical weapons expert)

25. Isnilon Totoni Hapilon (Abu Sayyaf Group member, alleged involvement in terrorist acts against United States nationals)

26. Radulan Sahiron (Same as above)

27. Jainal Antel Sali Jr (Top leader of the Abu Sayyaf rebel group -Presumed dead since early 2007)

28. Ata Abdoulaziz Rashid (Conspiracy and membership of Ansar al-Islam)

29. Dieman Abdulkadir Izzat ( Assassination plot against Iraqi Prime Minister in 2004 in his trip to Germany)

30. Yasser Mohamed Ismail Abu Shaeeesh (Terrorist finance)

31. Mazen All Hussein (...Appears only in the Albanian list)

32. Farhad Ka Bi Ahmad (Same as above)

33. Rafik Mohamad Yousef (Conspiracy and membership of Ansar al-Islam)

34. Salem, Nor Eldin, Al-Dabski, Abdullah Ragab (Al Qaida network member-as classified by the EU authorities)

35. Said, Youssef, Ali, Abu Aziza, Abdul Hamid (Same as above)

36. Salemaly, Soliman, Massoud, Abdul Sayed, Mohamed Osman (... Appears only in the Albanian list)

37. Ibrahim Buisir (Irish citizen -Head or regional Al Qaeda cell)

B. Organizations

1."Elehssan" (Charitable front for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad )

2. "Lashkar-e- Tayyiba" (Armed wing of the Pakistan-based religious organization, Markaz-ud- Dawa-wal-Irshad )

3."Inter Islamic Relief Organization" (Alleged terrorism finance)

4.Al-AkhtAr. Trusti International (Supporting a network of international Islamist terrorist groups and bin Laden)

5.Misa-Malaysian Seiss, Gulf and African Chamber. (... Appears only in the Albanian list)


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