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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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Senate panel proposes public hanging of child abductors
Representatives of provincial home departments all supported the idea of hanging in jail premises and warned that public hangings can lead to law and order situations as well and have adverse psychological impact on children and society at large and though the law ministry supported hangings in jail, the committee directed it to look for other options.
Senator Rehman Malik reminded the committee that the Supreme Court (SC) had forbidden carrying out public hangings.
Chairman Committee put the question before the special invitees and the members that whether the existing mechanism for hanging such criminals is sufficient or amendments should be made in Prison Rules or Pakistan Penal Code to provide for public hangings.
A Rehman Malik said Supreme Court had imposed restriction on public hanging.
When Senator Abbasi enquired if the Parliament would need to introduce an amendment to the Pakistan Penal Code or whether the addition of a rule would be required in order to carry out public hangings, Senator Rahman Malek reminded the committee that the Supreme Court had forbidden public hangings.
The new leaders re-introduce capital and corporal punishment: public hanging and floggings become must-have ticket events and are carried out at major sporting venues.
The reported public hanging comes despite a January 2008 statement by then Iran judiciary chief Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahrudi that such executions would only be carried out with his approval and "based on social necessities.
A compendium of primary sources, it provides a solid recollection of the archaic practice of public hanging.
What right do these politicians have to keep the public hanging in limbo?
I'M quite sure that claiming for bath-plugs and barbecues, naughty films, the removal of lichen from your mansion, paying your nanny's wages, your student son's pocket money or calling a caravan your second home is "within the rules," but so was public hanging and transportation to Australia.
Football has been played at St James' since at least 1880, less than 40 years after the last public hanging in the Gallowgate area.

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