1997 - 2002

Capture, Trial, and Execution of Kansi


Materials arranged in reverse chronological order. 

Glod, Maria, and Eric M. Weiss. "Kasi Executed for CIA Slayings." Washington Post, 15 Nov. 2002, A1. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

Mir Aimal Kansi was executed by injection on 14 November 2002 for killing two CIA employees and wounding three others outside CIA Headquarters on 25 January 1993.

Glod, Maria. "Judge Schedules Execution for CIA Shootings." Washington Post, 18 Sep. 2002, B2. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

On 17 September 2002, Fairfax Circuit Court Judge Terrence R. Ney scheduled 7 November 2002 for the execution of Mir Aimal Kansi.

Glod, Maria. "Man Who Shot 5 at CIA Loses on Appeal: Death Sentence Remains Intact." Washington Post, 16 Aug. 2002, A4. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

On 15 August 2002, a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied the appeal by Mir Aimal Kansi of his death sentence.

Washington Post. "Supreme Court Rejects CIA Killer's Appeal." 25 Jun. 1999, B2. [http:// www.washingtonpost.com]

On 24 June 1999, the U.S. Supreme Court, "without comment, rejected an appeal in which Mir Aimal Kasi argued ... [that] his FBI arrest in his homeland violated the Constitution's ban on unreasonable seizures."

Kirkland, Michael. "[U.S. Supreme] Court Looks at CIA Shooter Case." United Press International, 31 May 1999.

In a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court, "Mir Amal Kasi asks the justices to hear argument next term on whether his ... capture by FBI agents in Pakistan and his forced return to the United States constitutes an 'unreasonable seizure' banned by the Fourth Amendment." Virginia authorities have until 9 June 1999 to respond to the petition.

Hsu, Spencer S. "Attorneys Plead for Kasi's Life in Va. High Court." Washington Post, 17 Sep. 1998, B13.

"Attorneys for Mir Aimal Kasi pleaded for his life before the Virginia Supreme Court [on 16 September 1998], arguing that his arrest and death sentence for the slayings of two federal employees outside CIA headquarters in 1993 violated U.S. treaties and laws."

Masters, Brooke A., and Wendy Melillo. "Kasi Jurors Recommend Death Penalty." Washington Post, 15 Nov. 1997, A1, A14.

See also Gretchen Lacharite, "Jury Recommends Death for Kasi in CIA Murders," Washington Times, 15 Nov. 1997, A1, A16; and Brooke A. Masters and Wendy Melillo, "Emotional Debate Preceded Kasi Death Sentence, Juror Says," Washington Post, 20 Nov. 1997, A1, A21.

Lacharite, Gretchen. "Kasi's Friends, Family Urge Jury to Spare Life." Washington Times, 12 Nov. 1997, C3.

Weiner, Tim. "Pakistani Convicted of Killing 2 Outside C.I.A. Headquarters." New York Times, 11 Nov. 1997, A19. "Man Convicted of Killing 2 Outside C.I.A." New York Times, 11 Nov. 1997, A12 (N).

See also, Wendy Melillo and Brooke A. Masters, "Kasi Guilty of Slayings Outside CIA," Washington Post, 11 Nov. 1997, A1, A15.

Hansen, Ronald. "Kasi Faces a Tough Panel." Washington Times, 9 Nov. 1997, A1, A10.

Lacharite, Gretchen. "FBI Agent Outlines Confession by Kasi." Washington Times, 7 Nov. 1997, C7.

Lacharite, Gretchen. "Survivers Tell of Carnage During Shootings at CIA." Washington Times, 6 Nov. 1997, C3.

New York Times. "Man Denies Guilt in Slayings at C.I.A." 4 Nov. 1997, A16 (N).

Melillo, Wendy, and Brooke A. Masters. "CIA Suspect's Brother Seeks Entry to U.S." Washington Post, 9 Jul. 1997, A11.

Mylrole, Laurie. "Facts Could Link Kansi to NYC Bombers." Washington Times, 25 Jun. 1997, 13.

Lacharite, Gretchen. "Kansi's Defense Team Faces Daunting Task." Washington Times, 22 Jun. 1997, A1, A6.

Burns, John F. "Family of Pakistani in Killings at CIA Also Seeks a Motive." New York Times, 21 Jun. 1997, 1, 4.

Davis, Patricia, and Pierre Thomas. "Sources Say Captive Suspect Admitted to CIA Slayings." Washington Post, 20 Jun. 1997, A1, A6.

Thomas, Pierre, and Roberto Sura. "Halfway Around the World, Lure of Reward Triggered FBI Undercover Effort to Capture CIA Suspect." Washington Post, 19 Jun. 1997, A1, A10-11. "Going Global to Get Their Man." WPNWE, 23 Jun. 1997, 31.

On 15 June 1997, FBI agents captured Mir Aimal Kansi in a motel on Pakistan's border with Afghanistan. Kansi is accused of the murderous 1993 attack on motorists outside CIA headquarters. He was arraigned on murder charges on 18 June 1997 in Fairfax County, Virginia. See also, David Johnston, "How F.B.I. Finally Got Its Man, Tracing Him to Afghan Hideout," New York Times, 19 Jun. 1997, 1, 3; and Thomas W. Lippman, "Two Governments Cloak Details of the Capture," Washington Post, 19 Jun. 1997, A10.

O'Harrow, Robert, Jr. "Suspect in CIA Slayings Is Returned to U.S." Washington Post, 18 Jun. 1997, A1, A3.

Weiner, Tim. "U.S. Seizes Suspect in Killing of Two C.I.A. Officers." New York Times, 18 Jun. 1997, A1, A8.

Ottaway, David B. "Frustrating the FBI." WPNWE, 24-30 Jul. 1995, 32.

The manhunt for Mir Aimal Kansi, wanted for the shootings outside CIA Headquarters on 25 January 1993, has been slowed by geography and Pakistani politics. At the end of March, the FBI reclassified Kansi as a suspected international terrorist. This allowed the use of the State Department's Counter-Terrorism Rewards Program to raise the reward offered for information leading to the arrest of Kansi to $2 million.

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