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United Arab Emirates: Further information on Death penalty / legal concern

, Index number: MDE 25/002/1999

On 2 June 1999 Anton Samoilenkov and Ruslan Gerbekov had their death sentences commuted by an appeal court in ‘Ajman to 10 years' imprisonment. They were each ordered to pay about US$20,000 "blood money" (compensation) to the victim's relatives. The third defendant, Ivan Tziberkine, had his sentence overturned.

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