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United Arab Emirates: Further information on death penalty

, N° d'index: MDE 25/004/1998

Ryan Dominic Mahoney, and Rabi' Ghassan Taraf who were sentenced to death at the end of November 1997 on drugs charges have had their sentences referred back to the appeals court for a retrial.

PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 25/04/98
23 June 1998
Further information on UA 381/97 (MDE 25/12/97,3 December 1997)
Death Penalty
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE)Ryan Dominic Mahoney, aged 23
Rabi’ Ghassan Taraf, aged 28
The Supreme Court in Dubai is said to have referred the cases of Rabi’ Ghassan
Taraf and Ryan Dominic Mahoney back to the appeals court for a retrial. They
were sentenced to death in November 1997 after they were convicted of drug
charges. No further details are available.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/telexes/faxes/express/
airmail letters in English, Arabic or in your own language:
- calling for the death sentence against Rabi’Ghassan Taraf and Ryan Dominic
Mahoney to be commuted if upheld on appeal.
APPEALS TO:
Crown Prince
His Highness
Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid al-Maktoum
Ruler of Dubai
PO Box 899, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Telexes: 23245
Telegrams: Crown Prince, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Salutation: Your Highness
Minister of Interior
His Excellency
General Dr Mohammad Saeed al-Badi
Ministry of the Interior
PO Box 398
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Telegrams: Interior Minister, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Faxes: +9712 415 688
Salutation: Your Excellency
COPIES TO:
President of the United Arab Emirates
His Highness
al-Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan
Ruler of Abu Dhabi
Manhal Palace
PO Box 280, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
and to diplomatic representatives of the United Arab Emirates accredited to
your country.
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PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat,
or your section office, if sending appeals after 4 August 1998.

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