Source Pravda.Ru

Iranian man survives execution by hanging to be hanged again

An Iranian citizen, convicted of drug trafficking, survived death penalty.

The 37-year-old offender was sent to the morgue, after he had hung for 12 minutes in the loop. The next day, morgue employees discovered that the man, who was officially pronounced dead, continued to breathe. The "executed" man was rushed to the hospital.

The authorities are trying to find a way out of the situation. Iran's Justice Minister will have to decide whether the convict should be sent to the gallows again. It is also possible that his sentence will be modified.

Some lawyers claim the law about the punishment for drug traffickers should be complied with strictly. Others began to collect signatures to change the punishment for the convict.