Further information on UA 149/94 (MDE 18/02/94, 15 April) - Lebanon: death penalty / fear of imminent execution: Bassam Salah al-Muslah, 'Abd al-Karim Hujayj, Muhammad Za'tar, Nehmeh Hammadi and new name Shaker al-Buraydi
The Commission des graces has reportedly recommended that Bassam al-Muslah be executed. President Hrawi has reportedly confirmed the sentence. The execution may take place on 23 April 1994. The Commission des graces is reportedly due to consider the sentences passed on the second three men named above. AI has also learned that another man, Shaker al-Buraydi, was sentenced to death by a military court for killing three policemen in March 1994.