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Egypt: Further information on Death Penalty - Sha‘ban ‘Ali ‘Abd al-Ghani

, Index number: MDE 12/014/2000

Sha'ban ‘Ali ‘Abd al-Ghani's death sentence has been approved by the Mufti, Egypt's highest religious authority, and he could be executed at any time. His last hope is a pardon from President Mubarak. He was sentenced to death by the (Emergency) Supreme State Security Court in April. The court confirmed the verdict on 10 May, and there is no right of appeal.

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