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  Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sheikh Omar Saeed was arrested by Pakistani police on February 12, 2002, in Lahore, in conjunction with the Pearl kidnapping,
Sheikh rose to prominence with the 2002 killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who at the time was in Pakistan investigating connnections between the ISI and Islamic militant groups.
In Pakistan, Sheikh was sentenced to death for killing Pearl, however his complicity in the execution and the reasons behind it are in dispute.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ahmed_Omar_Saeed_Sheikh   (949 words)

 CNN.com - Key suspect in kidnapping says Pearl is alive - February 12, 2002
Sheikh -- sometimes called "Sheikh Omar" -- told police that Pearl was alive and still in Karachi, where he disappeared on January 23, police said.
Sheikh, 28, was arrested for the 1994 kidnapping in India of three Britons and an American tourist and was released five years later in exchange for the freedom of 155 passengers aboard a hijacked India Air flight.
Sheikh had eluded law enforcement since he was identified as a suspect in the kidnapping earlier this month.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/asiapcf/south/02/12/pakistan.kidnapp   (623 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | Profile: Omar Saeed Sheikh
Omar Sheikh, 27, was born in London, attended the London School of Economics and was a close associate of Maulana Azhar Masood - founder of the banned Jaish-e-Mohammad (JEM) group, which India blames for an attack on its parliament in December 2001.
Omar Sheikh was reportedly a contemporary of England cricket captain Nasser Hussain at the private Forest School, in Snaresbrook.
And in exchange for the 155 hostages on the plane, Omar Sheikh was freed from jail.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/1804710.stm   (541 words)

 Pakistan - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Pakistan
Sheikh Mujib's demand for total autonomy for the East, and not merely in the field of foreign affairs, led Yahya to suspend the constitution in 1971.
Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, a British-born extremist who became a kidnapping specialist for the militant group Islamic Jihad, was arrested on 12 February as chief suspect in Pearl's kidnapping.
At first, Sheikh raised hopes that Pearl was still alive, but then told a court in Karachi on 14 February that he had kidnapped the US journalist and that he was dead.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Pakistan   (5721 words)

 CNN.com - Suspects charged in Pearl killing - March 22, 2002
Saeed has also been indicted by a U.S. court on one count of hostage-taking and one of conspiring to take hostages resulting in the death of Pearl.
Saeed was also charged in the Sindh High Court with kidnapping for ransom, and acts of terrorism.
Saeed is one of 11 suspects on the prosecution's charge sheet in Pearl's kidnapping and death.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/asiapcf/south/03/22/pearl.charges   (491 words)

 The Scotsman - S2 - The English Islamic terrorist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Omar Sheikh, as he would come to be known and feared, was a curiously English fundamentalist terrorist.
Sheikh had promised to introduce the journalist to Sheikh Mubarak Ali Shah Gilani, the leader of a band of terrorists, the Jamaat ul-Fuqra, who had had dealings with the British shoe bomber, a story he was chasing.
UNTIL Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh’s conviction for his part in the murder of Daniel Pearl, "Shoe Bomber" Richard Reid was the most notorious Briton to have associated himself with al-Qaeda’s cause.
thescotsman.scotsman.com /s2.cfm?id=763812002   (1936 words)

 The Telegraph - Calcutta : International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh or Sheikh Omar was moved to Islamabad from Hyderabad at the weekend for questioning over the bomb attacks on Musharraf last month, police said.
“Sheikh Omar was taken to Islamabad yesterday after a request from investigators in President Musharraf’s cases,” Mansoor Ahmed, deputy superintendent of police in Hyderabad said.
Sheikh Omar was sentenced to death in July 2002 for masterminding the murder of Daniel Pearl, the south Asia bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal.
www.telegraphindia.com /1040120/asp/foreign/story_2805783.asp   (285 words)

 The Jounalist and the Terrorist (Daniel Pearl and Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh)
Sheikh's father, Saeed Ahmed Sheikh, was a successful businessman who generated enough income to send Sheikh to the $12,000-a-year Forest School, where one of his classmates was Nasser Hussain currently captain of the British cricket team.
Sheikh was in the midst of planning yet another operation — a driveby shoot-up of the American Center in Calcutta on January 22, in which five guards were killed — when Danny Pearl dropped into his lap.
Sheikh said that the reason was to strike a blow at Musharraf, while Musharraf himself said it was because Danny was "overly inquisitive." And more than a few knowledgeable Pakistanis think the ISI was involved.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/743451/posts   (9618 words)

 rediff.com: Daniel Pearl dead, says Sheikh Omar
Appearing before a Karachi court, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, chief suspect in the abduction of The Wall Street Journal scribe Daniel Pearl, said that the journalist is dead.
Sheikh during his appearance in the courthouse confessed to Pearl's kidnapping, but refused to divulge details where or when the 38-year-old journalist was allegedly killed.
Saeed, who was brought to the courtroom in an armoured personnel carrier under heavy security, said he carried out the kidnapping under 'my own free will'.
www.rediff.com /news/2002/feb/14wsj.htm   (139 words)

 CNN.com - Pearl kidnap suspect remanded - February 25, 2002
Omar Saeed made a brief appearance before the anti-terrorism court along with two other men linked to the kidnapping.
It was anticipated Omar Saeed might make a full confession before the court and there was speculation that formal charges of murder and kidnapping would be presented.
Omar Saeed was arrested on February 12 in Karachi and confessed during police interrogation to planning the kidnapping.
edition.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/asiapcf/south/02/25/karachi.court   (604 words)

 Sheikh Omar sentenced to death for Pearl murder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lawyers said Sheikh Omar, as he is better known, and three accomplices, who were also found guilty of the killing and were jailed for life, showed no emotion as each verdict and sentence was read.
Omar and his accomplices -- Fahad Naseem, Salman Saqib and Sheikh Adil -- were made to stand, one by one, as Judge Ashraf Ali Shah read each verdict and sentence.
Omar has had links to Muslim fundamentalist groups since dropping out of the London School of Economics in 1993 after a privileged upbringing that included being educated at a private school where he was described as a model pupil.
www.namibian.com.na /2002/july/world/02711E9864.html   (656 words)

 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Nation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Although Levy acknowledges that Sheikh was not the one who actually cut Pearl’s throat and decapitated his head and then chopped his body into 10 pieces, “I don’t accept he was a scapegoat,” the author pointed out.
Sheikh was one of three Pakistani militants freed from an Indian prison in December, 1999, in exchange for 156 passengers on an Indian Airlines flight hijacked from Kathmandu to Kandahar in Afghanistan.
There is a longish section on Sheikh’s operations in India where he was caught after a gun battle with police in 1994 after he had mounted a botched operation to kidnap three gullible western tourists.
www.telegraphindia.com /1031014/asp/nation/story_2456883.asp   (836 words)

 CNN.com - Transcripts
Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh captured hundreds of miles from Karachi, where Pearl disappeared on his way to what he thought was a big interview.
Sheikh Omar Saeed is not new to kidnapping.
Intelligence sources believe that Sheikh Omar Saeed has close ties with Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network and wired funds to two of the hijackers involved in the September 11th attacks on the United States.
www-cgi.cnn.com /TRANSCRIPTS/0202/12/lt.17.html   (2462 words)

 Indictment in Daniel Pearl Case
Saeed is charged with the kidnapping and murder of Daniel Pearl and the 1994 kidnapping of a United States citizen in India.
The additional indictment against Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, being unsealed today, makes clear that Daniel Pearl was not the first American to fall victim to terror at the hands of Saeed.
As in the case of Daniel Pearl, Saeed carefully selected Nuss, used lies to befriend him, and lured him to an isolated place where he was kidnapped at gunpoint.
www.state.gov /p/sa/rls/rm/8784.htm   (2435 words)

 Exclusive: Federal Grand Jury Set to Indict Sheikh - NW-0302WTCEXC - MSNBC.com
SHEIKH WILL LIKELY be charged with offenses short of murder—such as kidnapping or conspiracy—while prosecutors continue to assemble additional evidence, the sources say.
Sheikh, they fear, may not be extradited to the United States soon, if ever.
Five years later, Sheikh was set free in a hostage swap after some of his comrades hijacked an Indian airliner, threatening to kill the 155 passengers unless Sheikh and another militant were set free.
msnbc.msn.com /id/3067249   (766 words)

 Why War? Security Tight for Pearl Kidnapper's Court Appearance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hours before the appearance of British-born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who already has spent time in an Indian jail for a 1994 kidnapping, troops were already in place around the court in central Karachi where Pearl's kidnap occurred.
Sheikh Omar was arrested on February 12 in Karachi and confessed during police interrogation to planning the kidnapping to protest against a Pakistan government crackdown on Islamic militant groups who were threatening to disrupt U.S. forces based in the country for the war in Afghanistan.
Sheikh Omar had a privileged upbringing in England, attending the prestigious London School of Economics (LSE) before his transformation into a radical Islamic militant.
www.why-war.com /news/2002/02/24/security.html   (905 words)

 CNN.com - Pearl case gets change of judge - April 19, 2002
Defense lawyers said the judge is a witness in the case because he was present during an earlier court hearing when Saeed admitted he orchestrated the plot against Pearl, saying he had met the Wall Street Journal reporter and as far as he knew Pearl was dead.
Because Saeed's statement was not made under oath, it will most likely not be used against him during the trial.
Saeed is believed to have orchestrated the kidnapping and killing of Pearl, and is charged with kidnapping for ransom, murder and acts of terrorism.
edition.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/asiapcf/south/04/19/pearl.trial   (379 words)

 Stakes high at trial in reporter's death / Eyes of world turn to Pakistan court hearing politically charged case   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
British-born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the alleged mastermind in the abduction and murder of the Wall Street Journal reporter, and three others are charged with kidnapping for ransom, murder and acts of terrorism.
Saeed, who is believed to have trained at military camps in Afghanistan and fought with al Qaeda and Taliban forces there is one of eleven suspects identified in Pearl's abduction-murder.
Saeed confessed his involvement during a preliminary hearing last month, in which he told a judge that he had abducted Pearl.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2002/03/28/MN111298.DTL   (1084 words)

 Series of "Real-Time" EmergencyNet News Reports Concerning the Kidnap of Wall Street Journal Reporter Daniel Pearl -- ...
Saeed and alleged accomplice Sheikh Mohammed Adeel were escorted to the court by a hundred troops and two dozen armored personnel carriers mounted with machine guns.
Saeed was freed from an Indian prison in 1999 along with two other Islamic militants in exchange for the passengers of an Indian airliner hijacked to the southern Afghan city of Kandahar.
Saeed, a 27-year-old British born Islamic militant, was freed from an Indian jail in December 1999 in exchange for passengers of an Indian Airlines jet which was hijacked on a domestic flight to Kandahar, Afghanistan.
www.emergency.com /2002/WSJ_kidnap02.htm   (4566 words)

 The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Main News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ahmed Saeed Sheikh, centre, father of Omar Saeed Sheikh, comes out of the central jail after the verdict with his brothers, Sheikh Tariq, left, and Sheikh Yousaf, in Hyderabad, 160 km northeast of Karachi, Pakistan, on Monday.
Sheikh Omar, 27, whose three accomplices were awarded life imprisonment by Judge Ali Ashraf Shah in the heavily fortified makeshift court in the jail here, reacted defiantly to the verdict, saying that he would retaliate against the authorities for “arranging” the sentence.
Sheikh Omar, who was among the three militants released by India in December, 1999, in return for the hostages on board a hijacked Indian Airlines jet flown to Kandahar, was accused of masterminding Pearl’s gruesome killing, which was filmed and sent to US officials.
www.tribuneindia.com /2002/20020716/main1.htm   (512 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Pakistan leader 'faced six plots'
The main planners included Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, a British national convicted for the murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl on 31 January, 2004, the Herald report says.
Omar Saeed Sheikh is said to have handled the weapons and finances for the plan.
Subsequent plans were hatched by Amjad Farooqi, the report says, as Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh had been arrested in connection with the murder of Daniel Pearl.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/south_asia/4070296.stm   (754 words)

 USATODAY.com - Pakistan will try Pearl suspect first   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The suspect, British-born Islamic militant Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, was arrested last month, before authorities received a video that confirmed Pearl, 38, had been killed.
Saeed admitted in a Feb. 14 court hearing his role in the kidnapping, but his statement is not admissible because it was not made under oath.
The Bush administration has sought to extradite Saeed, reportedly on a warrant for the 1994 kidnapping of an American in India who was freed unharmed.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2002/03/06/pearl-suspect.htm   (399 words)

 USATODAY.com - Door open for Pearl suspect to be extradited   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Saeed faces kidnapping and murder charges in Pakistan but simply one kidnap charge in the United States.
Saeed and three accomplices are expected to go on trial in the Pearl case March 11.
Saeed admitted his role in the kidnapping in a court appearance Feb. 14 but the comments were not made under oath and are considered inadmissible.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2002/03/05/pearl.htm   (545 words)

Saeed Sheikh, a brilliant British student at the London School of Economics, drops out of school and moves to his homeland of Pakistan to become a terrorist.
FTW Saeed Sheikh is later convicted as the mastermind of the kidnap (see July 15, 2002), and though it appears he lured Pearl into being kidnapped beginning January 11, the actual kidnapping and murder of Pearl is done by others who remain at large.
Saeed, the supposed mastermind of the murder, is sentenced to death by hanging, and the others are given 25-year terms.
s3.amazonaws.com /911timeline/main/saeedsheikh.html   (7320 words)

 Pakistan: Gateway to Terror
Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh is seen surrounded by police as he arrives at court in Karachi in this March 29 file photo.
Born in Britain on December 23, 1973, Omar Sayeed Sheikh was educated in the Forest School in Snarebrook, England and later attended the London School of Economics.
Sometime in 2001, Sheikh is suspected by the CIA of transferring $100,000 to the September 11th hijackers.
members.fortunecity.com /terrorgate/profile-sheikh.htm   (405 words)

 Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sheikh Omar, Sheik Syed)) is a British terrorist of Pakistani descent with links to various Islamic-based terrorist organisations, including Al-Qaeda and Harkat-ul-Mujahideen.
By 1994 he was operating terrorist training camps in Afghanistan and had earned the title of bin Laden's "special son." At the time, the Taliban were beginning to dominate Afghanistan, much due to support received from the ISI.
Sheikh rose to prominence with the 2002 killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who at the time was in Pakistan investigating connections between the ISI and Islamic militant groups.
voyager.in /Ahmed_Omar_Saeed_Sheikh   (742 words)

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