Sir Roger David Casement (1864-1916), the British traitor and Irish nationalist hero, was hanged by the British in mid-1916 for his part in working with Germany and Irish nationalists in planning the Dublin Easter Rising of 1916.
In 1916, Roger Casement was hanged for treason by the British crown that had knighted him only a few years before. Casement died for his part in the Easter Rising, but this Irish nationalist hero’s layered story has long made him a very different sort of cultural marker than, say, James Connolly. He was author of the report re Belgium atrocities in the Congo, etc.
The leaders of the rebellion that were executed. Pictured are (from left to right): P.H Pearse, Thomas Clarke, Thomas MacDonagh, Joseph Plunkett, Edward Daly, William Pearse, Michael O' Hanrahan, John MacBride, Eamonnn Kent, Michael Mallin, Con Colbert, Sean Heuston, Sean MacDermott, James Connolly, Thomas Kent and Roger Casement. Source: Tim Pat Coogan, 1916: The Easter Rising (London, 2001), p. 72.
O colonialismo belga no Congo. Foto original do arquivo de Roger Casement. - "O Estado Independente do Congo foi uma dádiva ofertada pelas grandes potências, em 1885, ao rei da Bélgica, Leopoldo II, monarca com verniz de humanista, dedicado aparentemente a uma missão civilizatória da África, mas com interesses vis, inconfessáveis."