Iran: a criminal justice system so harsh, you could find yourself serving consecutive death sentences.
A man given the death penalty for possession of a kilogram of crystal meth somehow survived his hanging last week, only to be told that the authorities plan to take another whack at it once he recovers. 37 year old Alireza M. was hanged for 12 minutes, declared dead, then sent to the morgue and wrapped in plastic before he revived.
Human rights activists, his family, and anyone with a soul are calling for a pardon, on the grounds that he has suffered enough. But sentencing judge Mohammed Erfan has declared that: “The sentence is approved and the sentence is death, so we will follow through with the execution order again”.
Anyone else visualizing this judge as a creepy cousin to the Munchkin coroner? Keep hanging those meth dealers until they’re “really most sincerely dead”, dude.