Hanging’s too good for him

At least that’s apparently the view Iran has of drug offenders.

Reminiscent of over-the-top villian movies where the bad guy tortures his victim to death, and then brings them back to life in order to exact more torture…

Iran to hang drug dealer twice

According to official state media, a doctor declared the man dead after the 12 minute-hanging, but when the prisoner’s family went to collect his body the following day he was found to still be breathing.

He is currently in hospital, but a judge reportedly said he would be executed again “once medical staff confirm his health condition is good enough”.

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14 Responses to Hanging’s too good for him

  1. darkcycle says:


  2. crut says:

    We won’t make the same mistake when Prohibition2 is on the chop block. No torture, just assurance that it’s dead.

    After the ‘humane’ lethal injection:
    – the Guillotine
    – Meat grinder
    – Fire
    – Ashes sent on a one-way trip into the sun…

    That should just about do it.

  3. claygooding says:

    I guess they want him cognizant enough to realize they are doing it the second time,,,where did anyone come up with the term “humane death?.
    And we pay Iran to do this with funding through ONDCP,,one of the things I am watching it to note any change in next years budget for international drug war partners,,if the ONDCP has recognized that continuing spending to keep everyone goosestepping to the STC is a foolish waste of money,,past record of any common sense displayed by them so far doesn’t give me much hope,,,but you never know.

  4. N.T. Greene says:

    I would have thought they’d just let him die.

    I mean… if you’re going to kill him anyways, why exactly are you waiting for medical clearance

  5. DdC says:

    Oh but wait. Hassan Rouhani is the newbie chatting with Obama. Not the tyrant Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. How can this be? I don’t suppose killing a druggie is considered human rights violations in DC, so why would it be in Iran? Maybe he can get as enlightened as His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama or the Pope.

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    “But otherwise if it’s just an issue of somebody (using the drug to have) a crazy mind, that’s not good.”

    “The commission has come to the conclusion that the moderate use of hemp drugs is practically attended by no evil results at all. … …moderate use of hemp… appears to cause no appreciable physical injury of any kind,…no injurious effects on the mind… [and] no moral injury whatever.”
    ~ Indian Hemp Drugs Commission, 1894

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    My faith in world leaders has plummeted. If the people lead maybe the leaders will get the hell out of the way!

    • N.T. Greene says:

      Well, most religions take issue with intoxication of any kind.

      Then again, they did not know what we know now about human psychology, and to some degree likely suffered from some of the same tunnel vision we do today. I, however, believe in the idea of moderation above all when it comes to the use of any substance.

      Temperance is a virtue… right? But temperance does not necessarily mean abstinence.

      • claygooding says:

        I believe in moderation also,,moderation of religion being one of the most important.

        • Matthew Meyer says:

          Not to mention the moderation of moderation itself!

        • N.T. Greene says:

          Well, moderation requires you to learn something.

          No wonder we don’t preach it. Oh, “drink responsibly”? If my experience with twentysomethings around the UMass Amherst campus means anything… kids sure as hell don’t learn what “responsibly” means anymore. They’ll just yell YOLO without really knowing the first thing about the real opulence of the phrase. These kids think being “irresponsible” is just what youths are supposed to do, and all those people you’ll sleep with will somehow, in tandem, reveal the true meaning of life to you.

          …I feel I got off course, but really. Am I the only one seeing this sort of stuff?

    • DdC says:

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      Far from the reaches of kingdom and pope
      Like good Christians, some would burn witches
      Later some got slaves to gather riches…❞
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  6. Servetus says:

    “Moral progress has consisted, in the main, of protest against cruel customs, and of attempts to enlarge human sympathy.”—Bertrand Russell

    “In one of its aspects, civilization may be defined as a systematic withholding from individuals of certain occasions for barbarous behavior.”—Aldous Huxley, cited from The Devils of Loudan

    • Duncan20903 says:


      I’ve had a hard time with Mr. Huxley’s philosophy ever since I learned that he dropped acid with Bill W. in the 1950s. For me those events also beg the question…how the heck can a guy invent a 12 Step program and then 20 years later when you try to turn them on to LSD as a tool of recovery get told to pound sand by your own people? Well they did try using the séances when that was Mr. W’s obsession and I heard that the Ouija board didn’t work very well.

      • Servetus says:

        It worked for Huxley, but not Bill. Huxley recounted that he had no mind’s eye before dropping acid. Bill W.’s problem was his being an outright con artist.

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