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Egypt: Further information on death penalty - Imminent execution: Mati Bassilous Mati Hanna

, N° d'index: MDE 12/045/1998

Amnesty International very much regrets that Mati Bassilous Mati Hanna, who was sentenced to death for the murder of singer Widad Hamdi, was executed on 19 September 1998 in Cairo. .

PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 12/45/98
23 September 1998
Further information on Extra 35/98 (MDE 12/26/98, 18 May 1998) - Death penalty
- Imminent execution
EGYPT Mati Bassilous Mati Hanna
Amnesty International very much regrets that Mati Bassilous Mati Hanna was
executed on 19 September 1998 in Cairo.
Mati Bassilous Mati Hanna, a Coptic Christian, was sentenced to death by a
Criminal Court in Cairo after he was found guilty of the murder of the female
singer Widad Hamdi. His execution is believed to be the 34th in the country
this year.
Many thanks to all who sent appeals on his behalf.

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