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Canada: Further information on fear of refoulement / fear for safety: Hani Abd al-Rahim al-Sayagh

, Index number: AMR 20/003/1997

Hani Abd al-Rahim al-Sayagh, a Saudi Arabian national, was deported to the USA on 17 June 1997, where he is now being tried on charges which reportedly do not carry the death penalty. He is also reported to have been given guarantees that he will not be forcibly returned to Saudi Arabia.

EXTERNAL AI Index: AMR 20/03/97
20 June 1997
Further information on EXTRA 86/97 (AMR 20/02/97, 11 June 1997) - Fear of
refoulement / Fear for safety
CANADAHani Abd al-Rahim al-Sayagh, aged 27
Hani Abd al-Rahim al-Sayagh was deported from Canada to the USA on 17 June
1997. He is now being tried in the US on charges which reportedly do not carry
the death penalty. He is also reported to have been given official guarantees
that he will not be forcibly returned to Saudi Arabia.
IN LIGHT OF THIS DEVELOPMENT, NO FURTHER ACTION IS REQUIRED AT THIS TIME. THE
INTERNATIONAL SECRETARIAT WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE CASE AND WILL ISSUE
ANY APPROPRIATE ACTION SHOULD HANI ABD AL-RAHIM AL-SAYAGH BE PUT AT RISK OF
FACING TORTURE OR THE DEATH PENALTY AS DETAILED IN THE PREVIOUS UA. THANK YOU
TO ALL WHO SENT APPEALS.

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