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Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman

Al-Gamaa al-Islamiyya Leader


Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman

ImportanceVery High
Location of DetentionButner, North Carolina, United States1
Capturing AuthorityUnited States
Date of CaptureJuly 2, 1993
AffiliationAl-Gamaa al-Islamiyya
Full Given NameOmar Ahmad Rahman
Alias(es)Blind Sheikh, Blind Sheik
Alternate Spelling(s)Umar Abd al-Rahman
Date of BirthMay 3, 1938
Place of BirthEgypt
Injuries/IllnessDiabetes blinded him as infant.
Charged withConspiracy
Charging authorityUnited States
In connection withNew York landmarks plot
Charges issued1993
Case statusConvicted
SentenceLife imprisonment.1
Case resolvedOct. 1, 1995
Narrative and Notes
  • Prisoner number 34892-054. Moved from Springfield, Missouri, to North Carolina in 2007.
    1 U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons.
    Photo: Government exhibit, United States vs. Moussaoui
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