(BBC) According to a new criminal code approved by President Teodoro Obiang, the death sentence has been abolished in Equatorial Guinea.
In this nation, the most recent execution was eight years ago.
Vice-President Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the son of Mr. Obiang, reportedly called the choice “historical and remarkable.”
According to Reuters, the new penal law will go into effect after 90 days.
President Obiang made a commitment to end the death penalty three years ago, and now it has been done.
Approximately 30 African nations still allow the death penalty, although more than 20 of those haven’t carried out an execution in at least ten years, according to statistics provider Statista.