A planned sale of torture instruments in Paris which belonged to one of France's last executioners has been cancelled, for now at least.
The macabre collection of over 350 items was built up by Fernand Meyssonnier, one of France's last executioners.
He worked between 1947 and 1961 and executed more than 200 people. Meyssonnier, who died in 2008, was particularly known for the executions he carried out in Algeria.
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