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Egypt: death penalty

, Index number: MDE 12/004/1996

Ahmad 'Abd al-'Adhim Ahmad Fawwaz, Haggag Gum'a Mohammad Salim, Hosni al-Sayyid Hussein al-Buhairi, Zakariya Mohammad 'Ali Bashir, Salah Sa'd Mohammad 'Awadh, Mostafa 'Abd al-Hamid Mostafa: on 13 January 1996 the six men named above were sentneced to death by a Supreme Military Court. AI fears that they may be executed within days if their sentences are upheld. The men, all alleged members of a banned Islamist organization, Islamic Group, were accused of plotting to overthrow the present regime and illegaly importing weapons into the country with a view to engaging in criminal activities.

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