攝影&翻譯自約翰‧湯姆森(John Thomson)的記錄

在中國最嚴厲的懲罰是被關在籠子裡餓死。該籠子的結構使犯人有兩個站立的方式:

  1. 一個是用脖子掛著身體的重量來放鬆腳的壓力;
  2. 另一個,則是用腳站立,來釋放脖子的壓力。
最早期的中國照片 - 1870 - 站籠(最殘酷的懲罰)約翰‧湯姆森(John Thomson)

在我John Thomson短暫旅居福州期間,目睹一名兇手被執行處決,他被關進籠子裡,曝曬在橫跨閩江(岷江)的一座巨大石橋上。他謀殺了一個小女孩,並殘酷地傷害了她,目的不過只是為了搶奪女孩的金手鐲。罪大惡極、令人髮指。

最早期的中國照片 - 1870 - 站籠(最殘酷的懲罰)約翰‧湯姆森(John Thomson)

政府禁止市民餵他飲水。在神智不清之下,瘋狂謾罵,胡言亂語,痛苦暴怒中自盡。

另外有網友提到,著作《老殘遊記》中描述清官玉賢(影射毓賢),也愛用站籠處死犯人,其衙門口有十二架站籠,難得有空。

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The most foul crimes are sometimes starved to death in a cage (see No. 14). The construction of this cage gives prisoners the option to either hang their toes with their necks to ease their toes (just hit the board) or stand Get your toes and loosen your neck. During my brief visit to Fuzhou, a murderer was executed by this procedure, and his cage was exposed on a huge stone bridge across the Min River. His crime is one of the most heinous and vicious. He murdered a little girl and brutally injured her to protect the gold bracelets and bracelets decorated by the victims. The people were forbidden to serve his needs with a drop of cold water, so he was filled with pain and killed himself wild in the wild ravings at last.