Wednesday, November 13, 2002

Aimal Khan Kasi, the Pakistani man convicted of killing two CIA employees and wounding three in 1993.

Pakistani officials have pleaded for United States to spare Kasi's life. Some have said a commutation of the death sentence could "win the hearts of millions" and help the United States in the war on terror. Hundreds of religious students protested Tuesday in Pakistan, calling the United States the biggest terrorist of all and warning Americans in that country that they won't be safe if Kasi dies.

Kasi was convicted in 1997 of killing two CIA employees and wounding three others as they sat in their cars at a stoplight outside the agency's headquarters in McLean on Jan. 25, 1993. He walked along the row of cars fired into them with an AK-47 assault-style rifle.