hanging

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hanging

A method of judicial execution or of committing suicide. Judicial hanging by the drop method causes separation (disarticulation) of the upper neck vertebrae and severance of the spinal cord. Suicidal hanging usually causes death by strangulation.
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The ex-dictator was kept in a cell there until his December 2006 execution by hanging.
Paula Hunt's story of Ned Kelly provides a basic outline in two-page chapters of his career from the exploits of his youth to the formation of his gang the murder of the police at Stringybark Creek, the bank robbery at Euroa, the weekend at Jerilderie, the last stand at Glenrowan and his execution by hanging.
The first "live" global media event, the trial attracted a large audience, many of whom followed it right up to Eichmann's execution by hanging in 1962--considered proper justice for a supposedly ordinary man who became the "genocidaire" of millions of Jews and others before and during the war.
One of the last obstacles to the execution by hanging was removed last night when Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki signed Saddam's death sentence and said there should be no delay in carrying it out.
Saddam and his six co-defendants could face execution by hanging if convicted in the Anfal case.
The kidnappers are now awaiting trial and face execution by hanging if convicted.
The proper term for execution by hanging is to be hanged by the neck until you are dead, as the judges used to say.
This affidavit includes the signatures of twelve witnesses to the execution by hanging.
Except that Ramjattan, and the men who killed her husband, are facing execution by hanging.
We have moved from execution by hanging, often public, to the electric chair, to the gas chamber, to chemical injection in an effort to "off" people more "humanely.