Sierra Leone: Fear of death sentences and executions: Lieutenant James Conteh, Captain Abu Bakarr Kamara, Major Matthew Kamara, Captain Alie Badara Koroma, Lieutenant Sahr Panda, Lieutenant Patrick Samura, Lieutenant Ina Sanu
AI is concerned that seven military officers accused of planning a coup could be executed after unfair trials before a military court. The above are accused of plotting to overthrow the National Provisional Ruling Council (NPRC) and are expected to be brought soon before a court-martial charged with treason. If convicted they could face the death penalty. AI fears that if the death sentences are passed, they could be carried out quickly.