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Palestinian Authority: Death Penalty

, Index number: MDE 21/006/2002

The five Palestinian men Muhammad Thabet Khalil al-Ra'i, Sami Khadr Isma'il Hajji, Mahmud Muhammad Abd-al-Salam al-Sharif, Suhayl Shihdah Zaqqut, Husam Zuhdi Muhammad al-Hissi have been sentenced to death by firing squad, after an unfair trial, for “collaborating” with the Israeli intelligence services. The sentences must be ratified by President Yasser Arafat, after which the men may be executed at any time.

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