Tunisian Parliament OKs new law within fight against terror
The Parliament of Tunisia has approved a draft law for death penalty for the perpetrators of kidnappings.
The death sentence will be applied in cases the kidnapping ends in death or in which the hostages remain more than one month in kidnap.
The new measures have been approved by the parliamentary majority, in the framework of Tunisia's measures in fighting international terrorism. Tunisia adhered in 1997 to the International Convention Against the Taking of Hostages - adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 17 December 1979.