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Egypt: Death penalty / legal concern

, Index number: MDE 12/025/1996

Anwar Hamed 'Abbas, Ahmad 'Abd al-Wahhab Ahmad Khalil and 16 others, reportedly including three juvenils: On 30 September 1996, the above were sentenced to death in absentia by the (Emergency) State Security Court in Cairo in a case involving 18 alleged members of the banned armed Islamist group al-Gama'a al-Islamiya.

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