Fathi Subuh, a university professor, was arrested by the Palestinian Authority's Preventative Security Service (PSS)on July 2, 1997, for what Amnesty International concluded was for setting examination questions seen as critcal of al-Azhar University and the Palestinian Authority. He was released late in 1997 after serious health problems.
AI delegates visited Fathi Subuh and his family in their home in February 1998. He said that sometimes, during his interrogation, he was asked how he knew so-and-so from Sweden or Germany – the writers of the Urgent Action appeal letters. He expressed his deep gratitude to AI members for all their work on his behalf.