Qatar: Further information on Death Penalty, Firas Nassuh Salim Al-Majali

Qatar: Further information on Death Penalty, Firas Nassuh Salim Al-Majali

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Index Number: MDE 22/001/2003
Date Published: 24 February 2003
Categories: Middle East And North Africa, Qatar

On 24 February an appeal court in Qatar upheld the death sentence passed on Firas Nassuh Salim Al-Majali, a Jordanian national and journalist with the Qatari Television network. His case should now be referred to the Amir, the Head of State, who has the power to pardon him or to ratify the death sentence. Amnesty International fears that Firas Nassuh Salim Al-Majali may be at risk of imminent execution.


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