France’s last execution
In 1977, investigating judge Monique Mabelly was designated to witness the execution of a tunisian man, the last to receive the capital punishment in France. This took place in a prison of Marseille in the early morning of September 9th. When she got home, she wrote this sober but indignant testimony.
The death sentence was later abolished in France by President François Mitterand on 18 September 1981.