U.N. Narrative Summary: Who is Anjem Choudary?
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Reason for listing:
Anjem Choudary was listed on 15 October 2018 pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 4 of resolution 2368 (2017) as being associated with ISIL or Al-Qaida for “recruiting for” and “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115)”.
In July 2014, Anjem Choudary pledged an oath of allegiance to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115). This pledge, which was published on the Internet, also recruited followers for ISIL. He was arrested in September 2014 and, following a trial, was sentenced to five and a half years imprisonment in the United Kingdom in September 2016. The jury found him guilty of inviting support for ISIL between 29 June 2014 and 6 March 2015.
Prior to his conviction, Choudary stated that, if imprisoned, he would continue his activities from prison. Since his conviction and imprisonment, he has not made any statements denouncing his allegiance to and support for ISIL. In June 2017, Anjem Choudary was moved from Belmarsh Prison to a Separation Center at Frankland Prison in the United Kingdom.
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