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Death of Thailand’s Last Executioner

May 6, 2012
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Death of Thailand’s Last Executioner

Chavoret Jaruboon, who died recently, took the lives of 55 men during his career as an executioner but had a gentle demeanour that belied his grisly job What sort of person leans over a sub-machine gun bolted to the floor, takes aim at a target on a white curtain in front of a condemned man…

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Khun Chavoret Jaruboon, Thailand’s Last Executioner, has died

April 30, 2012
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Khun Chavoret Jaruboon, Thailand’s Last Executioner, has died

Another chapter in the history of Thailand’s penal system has come to a close. Late last night, Khun Chavoret Jaruboon, widely regarded as “Thailand’s Last Executioner”, died. He was 64 years of age. The following tribute was written by Susan Aldous who knew him well from his days at Bang Kwang: “My dear friend, R.I.P.! May…

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The Last Executioner

August 13, 2007
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The Last Executioner

Chavoret Jaruboon’s memoirs in English and Thai Up until 1934, the official method of execution in Thailand was by decapitating (see The Last Public Beheading). This was then considered to be barbaric and the method was changed. Over a period of 71 years, a total of 319 prisoners were then executed in Thailand by firing…

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