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* EU: Yazid Sufaat, also known as “Joe”, who worked for Al-Qaida’s biological weapons program, provided support to those involved in Al Qaeda’s 9/11 attacks

Posted by Lew Weinstein on October 21, 2016

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http://englih.aawsat.com/2016/10/article55360330/eu-amends-list-of-terrorist-persons-organizations

EU Amends List of Terrorist Individuals, Organizations

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Brussels-On 11 October 2016, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIS, al-Qaida and associated individuals, groups, undertakings and entities removed Yemeni national Nasir Abd al-Karim Abdullah al-Wahishi from the Sanctions List and enacted Malaysian Yazid Sufaat, also known as Joe, to the same list.

Sufaat was accused of being the founding member of Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) who worked for al-Qaida’s biological weapons program, provided support to those involved in al-Qaida’s 11 Sep. 2001 attacks in the United States and was involved in JI bombing operations.

He was detained in Malaysia from 2001 till 2008 and was later arrested in 2013 and sentenced to 7 years in Jan. 2016 for failing to report information relating to terrorist acts.

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* Former Al Qaeda Anthrax Lab Director Yazid Sufaat Gets 7 Years For Omitting Information On Terrorist Activities

Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 8, 2016

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* Yazid Sufaat says that, contrary to some media reports, he was successful in developing anthrax, but prefers other bugs; he views anthrax as good for sabotaging, but not killing

Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 30, 2015

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* In written correspondence with the Case Closed blog, the Sacramento State graduate and former Malaysian Army Captain Yazid Sufaat has invoked the “Fifth Amendment” and declined to disclose the b. anthracis strain he was using.

Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 28, 2015

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* Senate Minority (Republican) Pushback on Senate Torture Report

Posted by Lew Weinstein on December 11, 2014

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Yazid Suffat

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* CIA pushback: Senate Torture Report selectively omits that CIA learned “important information about al-Qa’ida’s anthrax plotting and the role of Yazid Sufaat”

Posted by Lew Weinstein on December 11, 2014

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* If Yazid Sufaat and his assistants had not been working with virulent anthrax at the Kandahar lab, there would have been no reason for them to have been vaccinated

Posted by Lew Weinstein on September 22, 2014

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* NYT MH370: “Yazid Sufaat, a Malaysian who studied biochemistry at California State University and experimented with biological weapons for Al Qaeda before Sept. 11, proposed crashing a commercial airliner into a passing American warship, the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk, according to a local intelligence report cited in Mr. Conboy’s book on Jemaah Islamiyah,” The Second Front.”

Posted by Lew Weinstein on March 17, 2014

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* 2014 Straits Times report : Into what weapons did Yazid Sufaat attempt to load anthrax?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 23, 2014

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“Old laws useful against terrorism”

IN THE battle against terrorist-scientists, old-fashioned laws still matter. Take the case of Yazid Sufaat, a Malaysian former army captain with a science degree from the United States, and an Al-Qaeda operative.

Terror groups handpick their terrorist-scientists, suggesting the importance of chemical or biological weapons for terrorists.

Yazid was chosen by Hambali, the operations chief for the regional militant group Jemaah Islamiah. The duo travelled to Indonesia some time before 2001 to interview a microbiologist working in a government research facility, said research analyst Idznursham Ismail.

But Hambali did not see leadership potential in the Indonesian, and Yazid was chosen to head the anthrax programme instead. Yazid is believed to have tried to cultivate and load anthrax onto weapons in Afghanistan  …

His home in Kuala Lumpur was allegedly used for meetings of senior Al-Qaeda members, including one to discuss plans to crash planes in the United States on Sept 11, 2001.

He was detained in Malaysia under the Internal Security Act (ISA) in 2001, and held for seven years.

In 2011, the ISA was repealed. Last year, he was charged in Malaysia with promoting acts of terrorism in Syria.

But the Malaysian courts ruled that he cannot be put on trial under the new law, the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act, as it does not cover terrorism activities conducted outside Malaysia.

Yazid was rearrested a week later and accused of being a member of a terrorist group, Tanzim Al-Qaeda Malaysia. …

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* Al Qaeda anthrax lab director Yazid Sufaat’s former assistant indicted in Israel for holding biological weapons

Posted by Lew Weinstein on February 5, 2014

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