Iran’s New Motto: If at first you don’t succeed, try hanging him again!
An Iranian drug smuggler somehow survived a botched hanging last week. The prisoner, Alireza M. was found alive by his family in a morgue the day after he was left to hang for 12 minutes and declared legally dead.
“We found him alive again, which made his two daughters very happy,” a family member told Iranian state media.
The man was quickly transferred to a hospital under the watchful eye of armed guards. Iran, being the compassionate country that it is, is nursing the poor man back to health – so they can hang him again.
But not if Amnesty International has anything to do with it (which they don’t)! The human rights group is pressing Iran not to go through with the second hanging attempt.
“The horrific prospect of this man facing a second hanging, after having gone through the whole ordeal already once, merely underlines the cruelty and inhumanity of the death penalty,” Philip Luther, director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Program, said in the statement.
Unfortunately Iran loves its executions like it loves its kebobs (i.e. A LOT).
“The verdict was the death sentence, and it will be carried out once the man gets well again,” an Iranian official said.
In fact, Iran is believed to be only second to China in the number of people it puts to death. And nothing gets in the way of a good old-fashioned Iranian hanging. Just last week, relatives of a condemned murderer tried to stop his execution at a prison by hurling a grenade at the crowd. 30 people were injured but they still managed to go through with the hanging!
Via: BBC News