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Further information on UA 273/94 (MDE 12/12/94, 18 July) - Egypt: death penalty: Mohammad Rashad 'Abd al-Hamid Higazy, Mohammad 'Abd al-'Alim Khalifa, Mas'ud al-'Arif Ibrahim, Tariq Ahmad 'Abd al-Samad, Usama Mohammad Rashad

, Index number: MDE 12/013/1994

According to the al-Ahram newspaper of 27 July 1994, the death sentences of the five people named above have now been ratified. Although they may submit petitions to the Military Appeals Bureau, they have no right of appeal and their execution may be imminent. They were sentenced to death by the Supreme Military Court in Cairo on 16 July 1994 in the case known as "the attempted assassination of the Interior Minister, General Mohammad Hassan al-Alfy".

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