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Two given death penalty for Gaza drug smuggling

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Arab Today, arab today Two given death penalty for Gaza drug smuggling

Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas have seized drugs
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A Hamas military court on Sunday sentenced two Palestinians to death for drug smuggling in the Gaza Strip, in the first punishment of its kind in the enclave.

"The Gaza military court announced the death penalty for two civilians from Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, for selling narcotics," the Hamas-controlled interior ministry said in a statement.

It said a third was sentenced to hard labour.

Authorities have seized drugs with a street value of around $1 million (900,000 euros) over the past few months, the ministry said.

They seized 1,250 packets of cannabis and 400,000 pills of Tramadol -- a powerful opiate-based painkiller -- in January alone, it said.

Until Sunday, only people guilty of spying for Israel or murder had received the death penalty in Gaza, which has been controlled by Islamist Hamas since 2007.

All Palestinian death sentences in theory have to be approved by president Mahmud Abbas, but Hamas has long refused to accept his legitimacy.

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) said Sunday's sentences were a "serious precedent" and that bringing civilians before a military court was a breach of Palestinian law.

It said that one of the two men was condemned to death by hanging and the other was to be shot.

The PCHR said in an English-language statement that to carry out the sentences would be "extra-judicial killing, and those (who) participated or contributed to issuing them should be held accountable on grounds of extra-judicial killing and abuse of power".

"Applying this penalty in drugs cases is very dangerous, particularly in absence of fair trial guarantees and presence of many reports exposing widespread use of torture during the interrogation period, especially in drugs crimes," it added.

The centre said that 14 death sentences have been passed down in Gaza since the start of 2017.

Since the Islamist Hamas seized control of the strip in 2007, a total of 106 capital sentences have been declared. Not all were carried out.

Source: AFP

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