PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 12/55/98
1 December 1998
Further information on UA 324/97 (MDE 12/56/97, 16 October 1997) and follow-up
(MDE 12/5/98, 22 January 1998) - Death Penalty / Legal Concern
EGYPT’Adel ‘Ali Bayyoumi
Amnesty International has received reports that ’Adel ’Ali Bayyoumi was executed
by hanging on 22 November 1998.
He was one of a group of 87 defendants charged with membership of al-Gihad
(Holy War, an organization which aims to overthrow the government), criminal
collusion, possession of weapons and anti-government leaflets, and planning
to plant explosives in the Khan al-Khalili market in Cairo.
48 people have now been executed in Egypt in 1998.
No further action is required by the Urgent Action network. Thank you to all
those who sent appeals.