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Iconic Images of Human Rights Violations (64): Heads Claimed by the Guillotine

heads claimed by the guillotine

heads claimed by the guillotine

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Some of the heads claimed by the guillotine over the years (left to right, top to bottom):

  • Abel Pollet (1909)
  • Canute Vromant (1909)
  • Albert Fournier (1920)
  • Jean Van de Bogaert (1905)
  • Théophile Deroo (1909)
  • Joseph Vacher (1898)
  • Charles Swartewagher (1905)
  • Auguste Pollet (1909)
  • Lénard, Oillic, Thépaut and Carbucci (1866)
  • Louis Lefevre (1915) – Lefevre’s head underwent a brain autopsy after the execution, which explains the incision across the forehead (not a botched execution as claimed by a French newspaper).

More iconic images of human rights violations in general are here, and more images on capital punishment specifically are here, here and here. More on capital punishment here.

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