A Tunisian court sentenced a jihadist to death for the murder of a police officer in an attack in the capital Tunis in November 2017, in which a second police officer was seriously injured.
The deputy prosecutor of the Tunisian Court of First Instance, Mohsen Dali, has indicated that the defendant was sentenced to death for the murder of Commander Riad Barruta and was sentenced to life imprisonment for attempting to murder a second officer.
He also stressed that the defendant, identified as Zied ben Salem Gharbi, was sentenced to ten years in prison for joining a terrorist group. After his arrest, the detainee admitted to having joined a Salafist group three years ago.
Tunisia has lived in a state of emergency since 2015 when a series of attacks rocked the country, including the one against the museum. In June of the same year there was another attack in the tourist town of El Kantaui, which resulted in 39 deaths. In November 2015, 14 people died in a terrorist attack against members of the Presidential Guard.