The sentence of cross amputation passed on 16-year-old Mohamed Hassan Hamdan, member of the Ja'afra ethnic group (an Arab group in South Darfur), was quashed in December 2003 by the Appeal Court in Nyala, South Darfur State, on the grounds that the accused was a child. The sentence was commuted to a year of imprisonment in a reformatory. Mohamed Hassan Hamdan has now been sent to a reformatory in Khartoum. External pressure from the UA Network was reportedly one factor that led authorities to reconsider the sentence.
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Egypt: Release Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed (UA 83/14)
Journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were jailed by a Cairo court on 29 August on charges of “broadcasting false news” and operating without authorization. The court sentenced journalist Peter Greste to prison in his absence.
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