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Saudi Arabia: Further information on imminent execution

, Index number: MDE 23/047/2008

Indian nationals Sheikh Mastan and Hamza Abu Bakir have exhausted all possible appeals against their death sentences. They were arrested in January 2004 on charges of drug possession. The sentences are now awaiting the approval of the Supreme Judicial Council, which is headed by the King. If the sentences are approved, the two men could be executed within days.

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