The Italian Government submitted his name and details to the United Nations committee. They of course had a vested interest in doing so in 2002, as they were attempting to extradite him to Italy from the United Kingdom where he had claimed asylum. Through doing this, they could claim in an open court that he was recognised by the United Nations as a %u201Cterrorist%u201D and should be extradited, thereby becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. It is interesting to note that his two co-defendants in this extradition attempt were found innocent of all terrorism-related charges.
Faraj has always emphatically denied that he is involved in any kind of extremism, and indeed when his co-defendants had the opportunity to be challenged in an open court, this position was vindicated.
A press report of the trial in Italy which Faraj would have been in had the Italian government been successful in their extradition reported that %u201CA Milan Court on Monday 9th May 2005 cleared five Tunisians accused of helping terrorist attacks outside Italy and of recruiting militant foreign fighters.%u201D
This petition demands that these Financial Sanctions are lifted by the United Nations immediately, as they have no basis and are without foundation. This will allow Faraj and his young family to live a life free from harassment and intimidation by the Libyan, Italian and British Governments