Central African Republic: The National Assembly votes to abolish death penalty

"The Central African Republic's National Assembly adopted the law abolishing death penalty by acclamation", was affirmed in front of Simplice Mathieu Sarangji to cheers.

Central African Republic: The National Assembly votes to abolish death penalty

"The Central African Republic's National Assembly adopted the law abolishing death penalty by acclamation", was affirmed in front of Simplice Mathieu Sarangji to cheers. Faustin Archange Tuadera, President of the Republic has yet to promulgate the law.

The Central African Republic is the second-poorest country in the world, according to UN. It has been devastated since 2013, but the intensity of the civil war has decreased significantly since 2018.

Ghislain Junior Mortjim, secretary general to the National Assembly, stated that 1981 was the last capital execution in Central African Republic.

After Sierra Leone and Chad, the Central African Republic now joins the list African countries that have abolished death penalty in recent years.

"Good news, the Central African Republic's National Assembly has just voted to abolish the death sentence," tweeted Amnesty International. It is a campaign for capital punishment.

Bruno Gbiegba (advocacy coordinator for the abolishment of the death penalty in Central African Republic), stated that while they are satisfied with the outcome, "we will have to increase public awareness."

The Central African Republic is a country with approximately 5.5 million inhabitants and a near-failed rule of law. It has been bloodied by civil wars that have raged for decades, the most recent of which started 9 years ago.

The most powerful of the many armed group that then shared two-thirds the territory at the end of 2020 launched an attack on Bangui just before the elections. Mr. Touadera had contacted Moscow to rescue his poor army.

Michelle Bachelet (UN High Commissioner for Human Rights), denounced "serious violations of human rights" in the Central African Republic on March 30, including murders and sexual violence against civilians. , not only by rebel groups but also by the armed forces and Russian allies of the regime.

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