IRAN - Earlier this month, Alireza, a 37-year-old man sentenced to death for drug smuggling was hanged in Bojnurd prison in Iran's northern Khorasan province. 12 minutes later he was pronounced dead and his body was sent for burial. That's just where the story begins.
The following day, the worker preparing his corpse for family collection, noticed steam in the plastic cover in which Alireza was wrapped. He was alive. He was immediately taken to Bojnurd's Imam Ali hospital.
The state-run Jam-e-Jam newspaper reported that Iranian judicial officials will wait until the man makes a full recovery and they will hang him again.On one hand, I disagree with the judge. The man did, according to the powers who be, serve his sentence. He was hanged, declared dead, and was about to be buried. On the other hand, he didn't stay dead, which is what the court was going for. Should the guy who was prepping the body have said anything? If he hadn't they just would have buried the body, and nobody would have been wiser.
The case isn't about if his crime deserved capital punishment. He did the crime. He served the courts sentence. Is it a fluke? Yes. I say sentence served. Besides allah obviously didn't want him.