Palestinian Authority: Death penalty/Fear of imminent execution/unfair trial of Alan Bani Odeh
Labourer Alan Bani Odeh was sentenced to death by hanging for treason on 7 December, after an unfair trial. He is not entitled to appeal against the sentence. The sentence cannot be implemented without ratification by President Yasser Arafat. If the sentence is ratified Alan Bani Odeh could be executed at any time.