July 11, 2014
Video: Aborted Hanging in Iran
From what I can tell, the family of the victim forgives the second person being executed after he is hung. Under some interpretations of Sharia, the complainant's family has a choice to forgive a person or see them executed. The rule is often similar in both Sunni and Shia Islam.
This video comes from an activist in Iran, so I'm assuming this occurred in Iran recently.
Its fairly graphic, I mean it's a live hanging, but the prisoner appears to recover after he is taken down. Although he is obviously traumatized.
When the man is found to be alive the audience applauds. Which is remarkable considering some of the other Iranian hangings I've seen in larger areas that are run by the regime. This appears to have been a local matter.
If anyone has more details please let me know. Google would not translate the language for me, although I'm assuming is Persian.