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Egypt: Further information on death penalty / legal concern / torture

, Index number: MDE 12/033/1998

Mohammad Fathi 'Abd al-'Azim and Mahmoud Mostafa Sulaymanwere excuted on 11 June 1998. They were originally acquitted of charges against them after the court ruled that t heir confessions were extracted under torture but were retried at the behest of the Egyptian Prime Minister and sentenced to death.

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