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hanging

the putting of a person to death by suspending the body by the neck from a noose. Now abolished in the UK.

HANGING, punishment. Death by the halter, or the suspending of a criminal, condemned to suffer death, by the neck, until life is extinct. A mode of capital punishment.

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The death penalty for adultery--the sole crime for which stoning is supposed to be applied--was slightly modified to allow the possibility of execution by hanging in some cases.
Execution by hanging, electric chair and gas chamber are recognized as methods that cause excessive suffering.
She was in prison from 2007 until her execution by hanging on Saturday for killing Sarbandi.
And as she smiled warmly, Meriam cradled daughter Maya - the baby she gave birth to two months ago while shackled in a Sudanese prison awaiting execution by hanging.
Unit Aleph-1, a special Israel Prison Service unit, was charged with guarding the Nazi architect of the Final Solution during his trial, with his execution by hanging, and with the cremation of his corpse.
He did so for a while but was abducted by Mossad agents in 1960 and taken to Israel for trial and ultimate execution by hanging.
Also incorporated in this motion picture is the arrest of Ajmal Kasab, the sole attacker who was captured alive, and his execution by hanging at Yerwada Jail in Pune last year.
Drawing on contemporary newspaper reports, the profiles of each criminal include details of their crimes, trials, sentencing, last words, and execution by hanging, firing squad, electrocution, or lethal injection.
If convicted on the most serious charges, he could face life in prison or execution by hanging, a senior judge has said.
the execution by hanging in Iran of a woman who has both Dutch and Iranian
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani's sentence to be stoned to death was suspended after an international outcry, but she still faces possible execution by hanging.