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November 25th, 2009 Headsman

Last year on this date, a Central African Republic presidential guard summarily executed a man in a hospital to satisfy a lynch mob pursuing him for murdering his wife.

Amoudou Samassa was supposed to have stabbed his estranged wife to death, provoking an armed mob intent on dispensing street justice. After gendarmes pried him away unkilled, the incensed crowd jammed the streets of the capital Bangui.

Reuters reported that when negotiations to disperse them proved fruitless,

one guard officer, Lt. Jean-Claude Ngaikoisset, finally told the crowd: “If the death of this criminal is the only thing you’re asking for to clear these avenues, then I see no objection”.

File it under “Creative solutions to gridlock.”


Central African Republic security forces.

On this day..

Entry Filed under: 21st Century,Borderline "Executions",Capital Punishment,Central African Republic,Common Criminals,Crime,Death Penalty,Execution,Lynching,Murder,Public Executions,Ripped from the Headlines,Shot,Summary Executions

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