Executed Prisoner Wakes Up In Morgue, Iran Getting Him Ready for Second Execution

Last week a prisoner in Iran was hung for drug offenses but when his “body” got to the morgue it was discovered that he was still breathing. Now Iranian authorities are nursing him back to health so that… they can hang him again.

The man identified as Alireza M was sentenced to death by Iranian authorities and the sentence was carried out on October 9. But the attempt was botched.

After hanging for 12 minutes, prison officials cut the man down and sent him to the morgue. But upon arrival there the morgue’s staff discovered that he was still breathing and rushed him to the hospital.

Despite the first botched attempt, though, Iranian officials told the BBC that he is still to be hanged.

“The verdict was the death sentence, and it will be carried out once the man gets well again,” the official said.

Needless to say, the family was thrilled Alireza didn’t die. “We couldn’t believe that he is alive again, his two daughters are very happy right now,” a family member said.

But a second hanging has several human rights groups up in arms.

(See also: Obama Allies With Christian-Killing Islamic Groups)

A spokesperson from Iran Human Rights (IHR) said in a release: “We ask the international community to do what they can to save the prisoner’s life. Mr. Alireza M. has once been through the torture and dehumanising process of being executed and the world must not let it happen again.”

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  • Lawrence Westlake

    I guess talk radio this a.m. must have been pretty bereft of topics. In any event, the Iranians are not quite the Taliban in terms of pure barbarism but they’re in that same ballpark. Concerning “human rights groups” being all up in arms about this, nah, not so much. There’s not any tie in to Bush, Cheney or Rumsfeld. No way somehow to blame America or to condescend towards Southern Republicans. HRW and AI for example won’t be too moved by this. Right now they’re busy counting their trust fund money.

  • Michael Lang

    Lawrence is such a buffoon.

    • warnertoddhuston

      I think if this “Lawrence” idiot is so disdainful of every subject posted here he is free to start his own blog and write about things that he deems worthy of posting. He is also welcome to stop coming here. I’m sure everyone would appreciate that.

      • stan25

        Did Jay Tea leave his troll hammer behind?

        • 914

          Olaf the Mighty

        • Commander_Chico

          No, it’s with him in the looney bin.

      • Retired military

        NSA doesn’t have enough server space for Westlake to start a blog on.

        • Walter_Cronanty

          And it would be all in one paragraph.

      • 914

        Modern day spongecraft armstrong.

      • LiberalNightmare

        You have to admire the way he constantly circles around the point without actually reaching it.

        His literary GPS constantly echoes “recalculating … recalculating … recalculating”.

  • Hank_M

    There really should be some cosmic law or something where if you do survive an execution, you’ve paid your dues.

    Then again, if Iran really wanted to punish the guy, extradite him to the US and force him to sign up for obamacare.

    • Walter_Cronanty

      No, that’s cruel and unusual.

  • Brucehenry

    I’ve heard stories, maybe legends, of people surviving legal executions in the US — hangings and electrocutions, even gassings, but I don’t recall what the legends said about what happened next. Anybody know anything?

    • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

      Supposedly the custom in the old West was that if the rope broke during a hanging, the man went free, but I couldn’t point you to any that actually happened that way, though.

      • Brucehenry

        Well I did what I should have done in the first place and googled it. Apparently if the electric chair or lethal injection fails they just do it again.

        Because when they sentence you to death, the sentence is, “You shall be hung by the neck (or lethally injected, or an electric current shall be passed through your body) UNTIL YOU ARE DEAD.” Therefore, despite the myths, criminals aren’t set free if the first attempt (or the second or the umpteenth) fails.

        • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

          Well, I guess the folklore gives some hope.

          Seems to me that if the first time works, then you don’t much have to worry about the second.

          • LiberalNightmare

            It only hurts ’til you die.

        • Retired military

          What the hell is up with the down votes on this post. Jeez folks. Take your hate elsewhere

        • Commander_Chico

          Seems like you would have a good argument about God’s will in Iran. He needs a lawyer with a black turban.

          • jim_m

            I don’t think that they have the concept of the accused having the right to a defense. Anyone attempting to defend the accused is likely to share the same fate whether they were involved in the alleged crime or not.

          • Brucehenry

            They do indeed have the concept. Whether or not the priciple is adhered to is a different matter. I don’t know the extent to which the principle is adhered, do you?

            http://www.iranrights.org/english/document-93.php

        • Run

          Still, serious ethical questions arise if a prisoner wakes up several minutes or hours after having been PRONOUNCED dead by a competent medical examiner or authority.

          He has paid his sentence.

  • LiberalNightmare

    Was he able to enroll in Obamacare?

    • jim_m

      Yes, but like most of the enrollees in Washington state he received a full subsidy.

    • Retired military

      They registered him to vote as well. Democrat naturally.

    • Rdmurphy42

      His “pre-existing condition’ will be covered though “..

  • GarandFan

    That will teach him to live!

  • 914

    Send him to the U.S. Achmads… Obamacares acute care panels are rumored to be glitch free.

  • Brian_R_Allen

    … islam is a manifestation of total evil: A raping, sexually-mutilating, mass-murdering, mattress-munching, turd-burgling, pillow-biting, sister, goat & little-boy-buggering-psychopath-producing totalitarian ideology, whose only product is seventh century bloody barbarians.

    And we wonder at its practices and/or that it would twice execute a man for one crime?

    While in other every-bit-as-startling news, The Sun today rose again in the east and the bears are still pooping in the woods.

    “Radical islam” is The Beast;
    “Moderate islam” is its Trojan Horse.

    Brian Richard Allen

  • http://www.traveLightgame.com/ ljcarolyne

    Could this be a practice run for guess who. . .three guesses?

  • ClancyO

    Same contractors who built healthcare.gov apparently build gallows in Iran as well..

  • Run

    IMO, if they pronounced him dead, he has paid his debt. The state should assume his unassisted revival to be an act of God. No man can overrule God when he speaks.

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