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Ministry of Interior Carries Out Sentence of Death by Hanging against Rafah Citizen

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8 April 2012

On Saturday morning, 7 April 2012, the Interior Ministry of the Gaza Strip executed the citizen M.
, a resident of the town of Al Nasser in Rafah district.
  On Wednesday, 29 February 2012, the Court of Cassation in Gaza rejected an appeal submitted by the accused (20 years old), and upheld the death sentence issued against him by the Khan Younis trial court on 24 November 2010, which had found him guilty of the crimes of kidnapping and murder under Law No.
74 of 1936.
  An appellate court had likewise issued a decision on 2 November 2011 upholding the same sentence.
  In a press statement issued on Thursday, 1 March 2012, the head of the Gaza Court of Cassation, Justice Abdul-Raouf Halabi, announced that the sentence of death was final.