On 15 and 29 April 2014, the UN Security Council Committee concerning Al-Qaida removed Youssef Ben Abdul Baki Ben Youcef Abdaoui and Wali ur Rehman, respectively, from the UN list of persons, groups and entities associated with Al-Qaida. The list was established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 2083 (2012), which provides for the imposition of asset freezes, travel bans and an arms embargo.

Mr. Rehman was designated for being a member of Tehrik-e Taliban, alternatively referred to as the ‘Pakistani Taliban’. Mr. Abdaoui was stated to have been a member of an Italian organisation directly linked with the Organisation of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb.

Following the UN’s delisting of Mr. Abdaoui, the European Commission adopted Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 450/2014 on 30 April 2014, removing Mr. Abdaoui from its list of restrictive measures imposed against persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network. The Implementing Regulation amended for the 213th time Council Regulation (EC) No. 881/2002 of 27 May 2002. Mr. Rehman is still designated by the EU.

UN Press Release Regarding Youcef Abdaoui

UN Press Release Regarding Wali ur Rehman

Security Council Resolution 2083 (2012) (PDF)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 450/2014 (PDF)

Council Regulation (EC) No. 881/2002