Sunday 29 November, 2020

Trini ISIS fighter makes UN terror list

T&T national Shane Crawford, who left the country to fight alongside terrorist group Islamic State, has been named on a United Nations financial sanctions list.

The ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee, established by the United Nations Security Council maintains a list of persons and entities against whom targeted financial sanctions are applied by the United Nations and Member countries (“the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List”).

The Committee was established in accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da’esh), Al-Qaida and associated individuals, groups, undertakings and entities.

Crawford was listed on August 18.

He was detained for 14 days in 2011 during the limited State of Emergency in an alleged plot to assassinate then prime minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and three members of her Cabinet. 

He first left to join ISIS in 2013, but rose to fame when he appeared in a video early 2014 posted to YouTube where he was bathing in the Euphrates River which begins in eastern Turkey and flows through Iraq and Syria.

In the event that Crawford wishes to be removed from the List, he or a representative may submit such representations to the Attorney General:

Attorney General & Minister of Legal Affairs, Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Ministry of the Attorney General & Legal Affairs, AGLA Tower, Level 21, Government Campus Plaza, Corner of London & Richmond St., Port-of-Spain.

Tel: (868)-223-2452, Fax: (868)-226-5145, Email:

Alternatively, he or his representative may apply directly to the United Nations Office of the Ombudsperson to petition his removal from the List.

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