Top 10 Most Brutal Methods of Execution in History

Posted on Jun 15, 2016

Throughout history, people have been punished for the crimes they’ve committed by horrific methods of torture and executions. Today, these punishments seem so cruel it's hard to believe they were used for centuries. Check out 10 of the most brutal methods of execution in history.

1. Colombian Necktie

Colombian Necktie
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During the 10 years long civil war in Colombia, also known as La Violencia, there was a method of execution so terrifying it instilled fear into the hearts of all. This method was the infamous Colombian Necktie. The executioner would first make an incision under the convict’s chin using a blunt knife and then pull out his tongue, leaving him to choke to death. The Colombian necktie is often associated with Pablo Escobar – he’s considered to be its creator, but that couldn’t possibly be true because he wasn’t even born when the civil war started.
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