Two Egyptian brothers, Saber Farahat el-Ela and Mohammed El-Ela, claimed they blew up a bus killing nine German tourists and an Egyptian bus driver in Cairo, only because they hated foreigners. Four years earlier Saber had been sent to a mental home for killing three tourists when he went berserk, but had bribed a doctor to release him.

The brothers were sentenced to death by a military court in October 1997, and hanged together on Sunday, May 24th, 1998, despite human rights groups protesting that they had been tortured.