Fouquier-Tinville


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Fouquier-Tinville

(French fukjetɛ̃vil)
n
(Biography) Antoine Quentin (ɑ̃twan kɑ̃tɛ̃). 1746–95, French revolutionary; as public prosecutor (1793–94) during the Reign of Terror, he sanctioned the guillotining of Desmoulins, Danton, and Robespierre
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He triggered the wave of executions with little or no trial, often in writing as testified by the late Ayatollahs Sadeq Khalkhali, the Iranian version of Fouquier-Tinville, France's Judge Blood.
As a result, Fouquier-Tinville and fifteen other former members of the court were condemned and guillotined.
y paises con legislaciones que han mostrado ser eficaces no ratificaran el engendro de la CPI, argucia legaloide para evitar la verdadera aplicacion de la ley o hacerlo a la Fouquier-Tinville contra EE.
Attending the trial of Fouquier-Tinville, Williams criticizes the public accuser for being a poor orator, and she imagines how different it would be to have the crimes read out by Thomas Erskine, the famous Whig lawyer who defended Hardy and others in the treason trials of 1794 (and would defend John Hurford Stone's brother, William in January, 1796).