“Facebook” deletes the Tunisian president’s position on the death penalty –...

“Facebook” deletes the Tunisian president’s position on the death penalty –...
“Facebook” deletes the Tunisian president’s position on the death penalty –...

Confirmed Tunisian presidency Today, Wednesday, the social networking site “” removed a video clip that included the position of the Tunisian President, Kais Saied, on the death penalty, denying what was circulated about the withdrawal of the Tunisian presidency for this video.

The Tunisian Presidency said in a statement issued by it that it is coordinating with the Facebook administration to re-publish the video in which Saeed stressed the need to apply a penalty Execution In Tunisia, she regretted that it had been removed from the Tunisian presidency Facebook page.

The presidential statement came after media reports confirmed that the Tunisian presidency had deleted this section due to pressure from civil society and Tunisian human rights organizations.

And sparked the president’s speech, Kais SaiedAt a security meeting two days ago, there was widespread controversy due to his call for the application of the death penalty against the background of a heinous crime that killed a young woman.


Police found the body of Rahma, 29, last week, dumped in a ditch on the road between the capital Tunisia And the area of ​​Al-Marsa, and managed to arrest the accused, who, after a preliminary investigation, confessed to committing the crime, according to the Ministry of Interior statement.

Commenting on the crime, Qais Saeed said: “Whoever kills a person without a right will be punished with death.”

He added that “every society has its options, we have our options and our principles, and the text is present,” referring to Chapter Seven of the Tunisian Penal Code, which states that “the death penalty shall be executed by hanging.”

The Tunisian League for the Defense of Human Rights issued a statement, in which it responded to the president Kais Saied In it, she affirmed that “the death penalty does not deter nor limit the spread of crime,” and renewed the call for the abolition of this punishment.

ووصفت Amnesty International In a statement, Saeed’s statements were “shocking.”

It considered that “the resumption of executions would be a slap in the face of the progress in the field of human rights that the country has made so far”.

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