Saturday, March 31, 2012
Penalties and Punishments of Yesteryear? -worldwithouttorture.org
The auction house Cornette de Saint Cyr will be presenting, among the more than 300 objects and documents, a few sets of handcuffs, a hand crusher, and hanging ropes.
The collection belonged to Fernand Meyssonnier, France’s last executioner, who carried out nearly 200 executions in French-ruled Algeria.
Several human rights organisations already expressed their disagreement with the sale, denouncing the “commercialisation of torture”, and called on the French state to put a halt to the sale, if necessary by buying the lot for national museums.
Read more @ http://worldwithouttorture.org/2012/03/29/penalties-and-punishments-of-yesteryear/