The death penalty was reinstated in Chad in 2015, after only being abolished one year earlier. Ten people were executed on August 29th after being convicted of 2 suicide bombings in N’Djamena, in June and July. The trial did not respect international human rights law according to the United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial summary or arbitrary executions.
The Chadian penitentiary administration has not published any data since 2011 when there were 4,831 prisoners. The International Prison Observatory (OIP) believes this number has doubled and now stands at around 8,000 prisoners. Several new prisons have been built over these past five years.
An Amnesty International report published in 2011 on the state of prisons in Chad has been a key source of information in completing this report.
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