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Egypt: Death penalty

, Index number: MDE 12/013/2000

Policeman Ayman Mustafa Lasheen and Hanan Mamduh al-Sharbani were sentenced to death on 23 April, for the murder of Hanan Mamduh al-Sharbani's husband in November 1998. Their sentences, handed down by the Zaqaziq Criminal Court, will now be approved by the Mufti, the highest religious authority in Egypt, before they go to the president for ratification.

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