2003 Report by the Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Theo van Boven


Urgent appeals

1144. On 22 November 2002, the Special Rapporteur sent a joint urgent appeal with the Special Rapporteur on the right on behalf of Firas Nassuh Salim Al- Majali, a Jordanian national working as a journalist with the Qatari television Netweork, who had reportedly been sentenced to death on 22 October 2002 by the Criminal Court of Doha after having been convicted of taking part in espionage activities. He had allegedly been arrested on 8 January 2002 and held in solitary confinement over long periods since then.

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