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LGBT History Suriname

LGBT History Suriname

Execution & Extinction must cease
Existence & Expression will thrive
A unjust common History Exposed

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LGBT History Suriname
Log of the Court of Criminal Justice and Police (Het Hof van Policie en Crimineele Justitie); execution of Matthijs de Goijer, Jan Brouwer, by burning and strangulation, and the flogging of Laurens Stadler (=Christian Jurkas), 2 March 1731. Stadler had to also witness the public execution of aforementioned and after having received his punishment was banned from the colony. Eight others suspected of homosexuality where acquitted, because sodomy could not be proved. The executions took place in the Fort Zeelandia courtyard, Paramaribo, always one day after the verdict. All the executed had to pay the costs of the courts as well as the executioner’s fee. See MoreSee Less
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