Tuah Febriwansyah

Indonesian citizen Tuah Febriwansyah is a U.S.-designated ISIS propagandist, financier, and recruiter currently imprisoned in Indonesia. The United Nations described Febriwansyah as the leader of an ISIS-aligned organization in Indonesia.“Security Council ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee Adds Five Entries to Its Sanctions List,” United Nations, April 20, 2016, http://www.un.org/press/en/2016/sc12332.doc.htm;
Joseph Low, “ISIS in the Pacific: Assessing terrorism in Southeast Asia and the threat to the homeland,” Brookings Institute, April 27, 2016, http://www.brookings.edu/research/testimony/2016/04/27-isis-southeast-asia-liow.
He was arrested in March 2015 and charged with terrorism offenses. He is currently serving a five-year sentence.“Indonesians jailed 3-5 years for ISIS support,” Straits Times, February 10, 2016, http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/indonesians-jailed-3-5-years-for-isis-support; “Security Council ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee Adds Five Entries to Its Sanctions List,” United Nations, April 20, 2016, http://www.un.org/press/en/2016/sc12332.doc.htm.

In March 2014, Febriwansyah reportedly declared his support for ISIS during a rally outside of the Hotel Indonesia in Jakarta. Febriwansyah had also operated a personal website on which he circulated ISIS videos and news. The website was shut down after his arrest.“Indonesians jailed 3-5 years for ISIS support,” Straits Times, February 10, 2016, http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/indonesians-jailed-3-5-years-for-isis-support;
“Security Council ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee Adds Five Entries to Its Sanctions List,” United Nations, April 20, 2016, http://www.un.org/press/en/2016/sc12332.doc.htm.
While in custody, Febriwansyah confessed to having known one of the culprits in the January 2016 terrorist attacks in Jakarta that killed four civilians.“Indonesians jailed 3-5 years for ISIS support,” Straits Times, February 10, 2016, http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/indonesians-jailed-3-5-years-for-isis-support.

Also Known As

Extremist entity
ISIS
Type(s) of Organization:
Insurgent, territory-controlling, religious, terrorist, violent
Ideologies and Affiliations:
Islamist, jihadist, pan-Islamist, Salafist, takfiri
Position(s):
Propagandist, recruiter, financier

ISIS is a violent jihadist group based in Iraq and Syria. The group has declared wilayas (provinces) in Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the North Caucasus. ISIS has also waged attacks in Turkey, Lebanon, France, Belgium, Iraq, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Tunisia, and Kuwait.

  • Designations

United States

  • September 29, 2015

    The U.S. Department of State designated “Tuah Febriwansyah” as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist pursuant to Executive Order 13224.“Treasury Sanctions Major Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Leaders, Financial Figures, Facilitators, and Supporters,” U.S. Department of the Treasury, September 29, 2015, https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl0188.aspx.

European Union

United Nations

  • April 20, 2016

    The United Nations adds “Tuah Febriwansyah” to its ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List.“Security Council ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee Adds Five Entries to Its Sanctions List,” United Nations, April 20, 2016, http://www.un.org/press/en/2016/sc12332.doc.htm.

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