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Jordan: Further information on death penalty

, رقم الوثيقة: MDE 16/007/1997

Mahmud Muhammad 'Aswan (38), Kabud Hamdan Raslan Sabir (20), Egyptian nationals: The above men were executed by hanging on 15 June 1997.

EXTERNAL AI Index: MDE 16/07/97
24 June 1997
Further information (2) on EXTRA 192/96 (MDE 16/12/96, 12 December 1996) and follow-up (MDE 16/05/97,
1 May 1997) - Death Penalty
JORDANMahmud Muhammad ‘Aswan, aged 38, Egyptian national
Kabud Hamdan Raslan Sabir, aged 20, Egyptian national
Amnesty International regrets that the above two men were executed on Sunday 15 June 1997. Their execution by
hanging followed that of Montasser Rajub Abu-Zaid the previous day.
Thank you to all those who sent appeals.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/faxes/express/airmail letters in Arabic, English or your
own language:
- expressing regret at the execution of Mahmud Muhammad ‘Aswan and Kabud Hamdan Raslan Sabir;
- continuing to urge an immediate end to executions in Jordan and appealing to the Jordanian government to work
towards the total abolition of the death penalty by the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
in 1998.
APPEALS TO:
1. His Majesty King Hussein bin Talal
King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
The Royal Palace
Amman, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Faxes: +962 6 627 421
Telegrams: King Hussein, Amman, Jordan
Salutation: Your Majesty
2. ‘Abd al-Salam Majali
Prime Minister
Office of the Prime Minister
PO Box 80
Amman, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Faxes: +962 6 642 520
Telegrams: Prime Minister, Amman, Jordan
Salutation: Your Excellency
3. Riyad al-’Aqasha
Minister of Justice
Ministry of Justice
Amman, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Telegrams: Justice Minister, Amman, Jordan
Salutation: Your Excellency
4. Nazir Rashid
Minister of Interior
Ministry of Interior
Amman, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Telegrams: Interior Minister, Amman, Jordan
Salutation: Your Excellency
COPIES TO:
Arab Organization for Human Rights (Jordan)
PO Box 922430
Amman, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
and to diplomatic representatives of Jordan accredited to your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat, or your section office, if
sending appeals after 5 August 1997.

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