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Palestinian Authority: Death penalty/Legal Concern

, Index number: MDE 21/008/2002

On 5 June, Faisal Ahmed Suleiman Abu Teilakh and Sa'id al-Barrawi Mohammed al-Najjar were sentenced to death by firing squad, by the State Security Court in Gaza, after a trial which only lasted three hours. The two were convicted of the rape and murder of a seven year old girl, Islam Mahmoud al-Khatib.

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