Wali Khan Amin Shah
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|Wali Khan Amin Shah|
|Detained at||Marion USP|
|Alternate name||Osama Turkestani
Grabi Ibrahim Hahse
Wali Khan Amin Shah (Arabic: والي خان أمين شاه) (also known as Osama Turkestani, Osama Azmurai, and Grabi Ibrahim Hahsen) was a man who had a role in the foiled Bojinka plot. He was convicted of terrorism, and has been imprisoned on these charges since 1995.
While in Manila, in the Philippines, he acquired a girlfriend named Arminda Costudio, a waitress at a Pasay City-area nightclub. Costudio also met Khalid Shaikh Mohammed on several occasions.
Attack on Philippines
Shah bombed the Greenbelt Theatre in Manila on December 1, injuring several people. In January 1995 Shah traveled from Pakistan to Manila via Kuala Lumpur and Singapore to rendezvous with Ramzi Yousef. .
Capture and Re-Capture
The Bojinka plot was discovered by police on January 6, 1995. He was arrested by Manila police at an apartment on Singalong Street, which Yousef had set up in case the plot failed, on January 11, but he escaped police custody roughly 77 hours later. After obtaining a fraudulent passport bearing the name Osama Turkestani, he lived on the nearby island of Langkawi until his December re-arrest in Malaysia. After the re-arrest, he was handed over to United States authorities.
Shah attempted to escape from United States custody and failed. .
Shah has been cooperating with the United States Government since August 1998. Wali Khan Amin Shah, Federal Bureau of Prisons # 42799-054, is incarcerated at Marion USP. His release date is March 2, 2022.