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Wheelchairs and wickedness

In Pakistan, Abdul Basit, 43, narrowly escaped execution by hanging yesterday.

The reason is because he’s a paraplegic confined to a wheelchair.

Pakistan’s execution manual requires that a prisoner is able to stand on the gallows.

Basit is unable to stand.

The hangman therefore doesn’t know what the correct length for the noose should be.

 

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