Man hanged in public despite critical condition

Kurdpa - The public execution for a prisoner was carried out on the dawn of Saturday in the Danesh Square in Shahre Kord even while the prisoner needed urgent medical attention.

According to state-run media, a prisoner identified as Kianoush Sh. who had cut his wrists a few minutes before his execution was hanged in public despite heavily bleeding.

He reportedly cut his vein with the sharp edge of his handcuffs.

Notably, in a handful of cases, the Iranian security system gives sedatives to prisoners before carrying out the death sentence to prevent such incidents.
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