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Egypt: Further information on death penalty

, Index number: MDE 12/012/1996

Mohammad 'Abd al-Ra'uf Mahmoud, aged 34, Ayman Kamal Mohammad, aged 21, 'Abd al-Nasser Abu Kharouf, aged 25: The death sentences passed on the three men named above, alleged members of a banned Islamist armed group, were reportedly approved by the Mufti, the highest religious authority in the country. They will now be passed on to President Mubarak or his nominee for ratification. AI fears that the executions may be imminent.

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