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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thailand – The Last Executioner

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Via Chiang Mai Citylife

Chavolet Jaruboon executed 55 people, including one woman; I am very sorry we never got to be closer friends.
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Chavoret is better known as ‘The Last Executioner’, which is also the title of his 2006 autobiography in English. (The Thai version is เพชฌฆาตคนสุดท้าย.) He was the last person in Thailand whose job it was to carry out court-ordered executions by gun before the switchover to lethal injection, which is the method still used today.
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For 33 years, Chavoret worked at Bang Kwang Prison (sensationalised as ‘The Bangkok Hilton’), and acted as resident executioner from 1984 to 2003, carrying out a total of 55 executions over 19 years. It wasn’t exactly like he arrived at work each day, punched the clock, and killed someone, although it certainly was an odd career.
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Read more of this amazing story, HERE:
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http://www.chiangmainews.com/ecmn/viewfa.php?id=3688
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