NO SECOND CHANCE

Hanging Survivor Sentenced to Hang

This is multiple levels of messed up. Amnesty International is pressing Iran to not go through with a second attempt to hang a man after he survived the first. The man, Alireza M., who was sentenced to death for drug smuggling, survived the initial botched hanging and was found alive in a morgue. He is currently being nursed back to health just so he can be hanged again. Despite pleas from Human Rights groups, an official told the BBC that "The verdict was the death sentence, and it will be carried out once the man gets well again." Iran is believed to be only second to China in using the death penalty.