Monday, January 15, 2007

Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti execution botched

I note that the execution of Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti has been botched.

The trick with hanging is to get the length of the rope right, or else they either die of strangulation if the rope is to short (as used to be the case) or they get their heads ripped off as in this case, if the rope is too long.

The British developed manuals with tables of weights and rope lengths. I understand Malaya still uses them.

Errors were made executing Saddam, this one should have been handled better. The stability of Iraq depends on it.

You can read the BBC article here.

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