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Iran must halt execution of prisoner who ‘survived hanging’

Headline Title:  Iran must halt execution of prisoner who ‘survived hanging’ 16 October 2013 Iran must stop the execution of man who was found alive at a morgue a day after being hanged, Amnesty International urged today after authorities said the prisoner would be hanged for a second time once his condition improves.The 37-year-old, identified as “Alireza M”, was hanged in Bojnourd prison in north-east Iran last week after being convicted of drug offences. According to official state media, a doctor declared him dead after the 12 minute-hanging, but when the prisoner’s family went…

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