gabar group

Babar Ali

Amongst the fourteen Pakistani citizens arrested in June 2022 and accused of international terrorist associations according to art. 270 bis comma 2 c.p. of the Italian Criminal Code, there is Babar Ali, born on April 19, 2001.
Although the investigation seems to suggest Ali’s sporadic contacts with Gabar members, evidence confirms his close friendship with Tahir Yaseen. In fact, Ali appeared in the video shot in Le Havre a few days before the Paris attack with Yaseen, Noman Akram, and Raza Hassan. Moreover, Ali and Iqbal Nasar moved in with Yaseen in his house in Fabbrico in November 2021 and it is thus likely that they have both taken part in the February 2022 meeting. As indicated by the Italian investigators, Ali often appeared in videos published by Yaseen in which he was wielding weapons and a TikTok screenshot reveals his friendship with Ali Ashan as well.
Therefore, there is concrete proof of Ali’s ideological stance and it can be argued that he has been recruited by Yaseen to form the Italian Gabar cell, a statement which is corroborated by the fact that Ali moved in with Yaseen. It is also likely that Yaseen shared information about the group’s organisation and future plans with him.
Once arrested, Ali asked for a shortened proceeding and was put on trial on July 12 and 13, 2023 while the judge’s ruling was scheduled for September 18, 2023.