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Jordan: Further information on death penalty/ legal concern for Basim 'Abdallah Najeeb Abu-Shamma and Ra'ed 'Abdallah Najeeb Abu-Shamma

, Index number: MDE 16/004/2002

Basim 'Abdallah Najeeb Abu-Shamma and his brother Ra'ed 'Abdallah Najeeb Abu-Shamma were hanged on 7 February. Both men were convicted of killing a friend in a fight and sentenced to death in February 2001. They had appealed to His Majesty King 'Abdullah bin Hussein for clemency, but their death sentences was confirmed despite doubts about the fairness of their trial.

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