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Comores: Further information on death penalty / legal concern

, Index number: AFR 21/002/1997

M Rodin, M Mohamed Sahali, M Ali Machallah and one other (name unknown); Ali Youssouf: Saidali Mohamed, alias "Rodin", was sentenced to death on 31 December 1996 and is the subject of UA 01/97 (AFR 21/01/97, 6 January 1997). Mohamed Sahali and Ali Machallah are now known not to have been sentenced to death. There is no new information concerning the other unnamed person.

EXTERNAL AI Index: AFR 21/02/97
13 January 1997
Further information on EXTRA 149/96 (AFR 21/01/96, 25 September 1996) - Death
penalty / Legal concern
COMOROSM. Rodin
M. Mohamed Sahali
M. Ali Machallah
and one other (name unknown)
Ali Youssouf
Amnesty International had expressed its concern that the men named above were
at imminent risk of execution after being sentenced to death in September 1996.
Saidali Mohamed, alias "Rodin", was in fact sentenced to death on 31 December
1996 by the Cour d'Assises in Moroni after being found guilty of murder. For
further information, see UA 01/97, AFR 21/01/97, 6 January 1997.
Mohamed Sahali and Ali Machallah are now known not to have been sentenced to
death. There is no new information concerning the other unnamed person.
Please discontinue appeals.

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