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Egypt: Further information on death penalty

, Index number: MDE 12/007/1996

Ahmad 'Abd al-'Adhim Ahmad Fawwaz, Haggag Gum'a Mohammad Salim, Hosni al-Sayyid Hussein al-Buhairi, Zakariya Mohammad 'Ali Bashir, Salah Sa'd Mohammad 'Awadh, Mostafa 'Abd al-Hamid Mostafa: on 26 February President Mubarak reportedly ratified the death sentences of these six men. Although they are entitled to submit a petition to the Military Appeals Bureau, they have no right of judicial appeal. They were sentenced on 13 January by the Supreme Military Court in Cairo as part of a trial known as al-'Aidoun min al-Sudan (Returnees from Sudan), involving alleged members of al-Gam'a al-Islamiya (Islamic Group).

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