Sierra Leone – Abolition of the death penalty (12 October 2021)


France applauds President Julius Maada Bio’s signing of the law abolishing the death penalty in Sierra Leone.

In the wake of the 40th anniversary of its abolition of the death penalty, France reiterates its staunch opposition to the death penalty everywhere and in all circumstances. It remains resolutely committed to the universal abolition of this unjust, inhumane and ineffective punishment. It calls on all nations that still apply the death penalty to establish a moratorium on it with a view to its definitive abolition.