Hamida Djandoubi

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Hamida Djandoubi (حميدة جندوبي; September 22, 1949 – 10 September 1977) was a Tunisian agricultural worker and convicted murderer.wikipedia
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Capital punishment in France

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He was sentenced to death in February 1977 and executed by guillotine in September that year. No more executions occurred after capital punishment was abolished in France in 1981 following the election of François Mitterrand, and those sentenced to die had their sentences commuted.
The last execution took place by guillotine, being the main legal method since the French Revolution; Hamida Djandoubi, a Tunisian citizen convicted of torture and murder on French soil, who was put to death in September 1977 in Marseille.

Guillotine

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He was sentenced to death in February 1977 and executed by guillotine in September that year. Shortly afterwards, at 4:40 a.m., he was executed by guillotine at Baumettes Prison in Marseille.
The last person to be executed in France was Hamida Djandoubi, who was guillotined on 10 September 1977.

Torture murder

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After a lengthy pre-trial process, Djandoubi eventually appeared in court in Aix-en-Provence on charges of torture-murder, rape, and premeditated violence on 24 February 1977.

Jérôme Carrein

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In the early morning of 10 September 1977, twelve days before his 28th birthday, Djandoubi was informed that he, like the child murderers Christian Ranucci (executed on 28 July 1976) and Jérôme Carrein (executed on 23 June 1977), had not received a reprieve from President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing.
Only one more convicted criminal, Hamida Djandoubi, would be executed by the guillotine in France.

Baumettes Prison

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Shortly afterwards, at 4:40 a.m., he was executed by guillotine at Baumettes Prison in Marseille.
Three of the last four executions in France took place in Baumettes: Ali Benyanès in 1973, Christian Ranucci on 28 July 1976 and the last, Hamida Djandoubi, on 10 September 1977.

Nicolas Jacques Pelletier

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* Nicolas Jacques Pelletier, the first person to be executed by guillotine in France in 1792.
*Hamida Djandoubi, the last person to be executed by guillotine in France in 1977.

Tunisia

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Hamida Djandoubi (حميدة جندوبي; September 22, 1949 – 10 September 1977) was a Tunisian agricultural worker and convicted murderer.

Western world

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He was the last person to be executed in Western Europe, and he was the last person to be executed by beheading anywhere in the Western world.

Amputation

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In 1973, a 21-year-old woman named Élisabeth Bousquet, whom Djandoubi had met in the hospital while recovering from his amputation, filed a complaint against him, stating that he had tried to force her into prostitution.

Forced prostitution

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In 1973, a 21-year-old woman named Élisabeth Bousquet, whom Djandoubi had met in the hospital while recovering from his amputation, filed a complaint against him, stating that he had tried to force her into prostitution.

Aix-en-Provence

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After a lengthy pre-trial process, Djandoubi eventually appeared in court in Aix-en-Provence on charges of torture-murder, rape, and premeditated violence on 24 February 1977.

Rape

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After a lengthy pre-trial process, Djandoubi eventually appeared in court in Aix-en-Provence on charges of torture-murder, rape, and premeditated violence on 24 February 1977.

Paroxysmal attack

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His main defence revolved around the supposed effects of the amputation of his leg six years earlier which his lawyer claimed had driven him to a paroxysm of alcohol abuse and violence, turning him into a different man.

Alcohol abuse

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His main defence revolved around the supposed effects of the amputation of his leg six years earlier which his lawyer claimed had driven him to a paroxysm of alcohol abuse and violence, turning him into a different man.

Christian Ranucci

In the early morning of 10 September 1977, twelve days before his 28th birthday, Djandoubi was informed that he, like the child murderers Christian Ranucci (executed on 28 July 1976) and Jérôme Carrein (executed on 23 June 1977), had not received a reprieve from President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing.

Valéry Giscard d'Estaing

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In the early morning of 10 September 1977, twelve days before his 28th birthday, Djandoubi was informed that he, like the child murderers Christian Ranucci (executed on 28 July 1976) and Jérôme Carrein (executed on 23 June 1977), had not received a reprieve from President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing.

François Mitterrand

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No more executions occurred after capital punishment was abolished in France in 1981 following the election of François Mitterrand, and those sentenced to die had their sentences commuted.

Cimetière Saint-Pierre (Marseille)

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Marseille

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Shortly afterwards, at 4:40 a.m., he was executed by guillotine at Baumettes Prison in Marseille. He moved to Marseille, France, in 1968 and six years later he kidnapped, tortured and murdered 22-year-old Élisabeth Bousquet, his former girlfriend.