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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

, Index number: AFR 51/008/1995

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.

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