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]

Courts in Tunisia handed down at least three new death sentences 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]


  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.