Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno

15 July 2020 :

Chadian President Idriss Déby on 20 May 2020 promulgated the country's anti-terrorism law, which does not provide for the death penalty for acts of terror.
Chad thus becomes a completely abolitionist country.
After two years of consultations aimed at amending the country's anti-terrorism laws, the Chadian parliament unanimously voted to abolish the death penalty for acts of terrorism on 28 April. 
Although the new law is abolitionist, it maintains life imprisonment as the maximum penalty under the Penal Code, and introduces other major innovations, said the judge at the High Court of N'Djamena Moumassou Djoufoulsou.
"The abolition of the death penalty can also be seen as a positive signal for terrorists who wish to surrender since they no longer fear execution even if they are prosecuted," he added.


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