Capital punishment is a legal penalty in Tunisia. Despite its legality, no executions have been carried out since 1990. Tunisia is classified as "Abolitionist in Practice."[1]

There were at least 3 new death sentences handed down in Tunisia in 2021. There was believed to have been at least 89 people on death row in Tunisia at the end of 2021.[2]

In September 2020, the President of Tunisia supported reinstating executions in the country, which was criticized by human rights organizations.[3][4]

References

  1. ^ "Abolitionist and retentionist countries (as of July 2018)". Amnesty International. 23 October 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2022.
  2. ^ "Death sentences and executions 2021". Amnesty International. 24 May 2022. Retrieved 25 July 2022.
  3. ^ "Tunisia: Presidential statement in favour of death penalty is shocking". Amnesty International. 29 September 2020. Retrieved 25 July 2022.
  4. ^ "Tunisia president calls for return of death penalty following brutal killing". The Guardian. 1 October 2020. Retrieved 25 July 2022.