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We, in the US may not see being stoned as such a horrible thing, however in the Middle East, especially in Afganistan, Iran and other countries it is certain death.

So what makes for a crime punishable by death? well, most people believe that it is causing the death of another. But some societies are still stuck in the days of witch hunts.

Stoning to death is a cruel insane Islamic punishment given to people who are married but still voluntarily have sex outside marraige ( the cheater may not even always be guilty of the crime, since I doubt they have DNA evidence or any evidence of said crime other than one word against anothers). This punishment was ordered by the “merciful” Prophet, who ofcourse was the messenger of the “merciful” Allah.

Yes, this is the religion of peace. We see the peacefull solutions on CNN daily to the problems they may face.
So, more about execution by stoning…

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Here is the stoning execution of four people, please be aware this is a very graphic and violent video clip of a bloody and barbariuc middle East Taliban style execution

In stoning to death, the victims’s hands are tied behind their backs and their bodies are put in a cloth sack. Then, this human “package” is buried in a hole, with only the victims heads showing above the ground. If its a woman, she is buried upto her shoulders. This is to give her an seemingly equal (but nonetheless impossible) chance to escape recognizing her lesser physical strength.
After the hapless individual has been secured in the hole, people start chanting “Allah hu Akbar” (meaning, God is great), and throw palm sized stones at the head of the victim from a certain distance (a circle is drawn).
The stones are thrown until the person dies or until he/she escapes out of the hole and crosses the circle. Escaping is impossible, given that the individual’s hands are tied behind their backs and they are buried in a hole upto their necks or shoulders (in the case of males and females respectively).
Naturally, the procedure is extremely barbaric and bloody.

You must wonder why the people are wrapped in a sack. Is that so that the individuals doing the stoning do not feel as bad. Does that remove the face and leave a blank for them to throw stones at. If the ladies faces are not covered, will they still celebrate?

So who here is commiting the crime? the criminal or the gang of executioners? hmm

Warning! This is an extremely sick and disgusting punishment, and thus watching this video can make you weak or possibly give you nausea and shock for several days. Please do not watch if you are weak-hearted.

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for more on the subject please check out this site

Can we all get an Amen for peace, mercy and religious spirit, still going strong and bringing out all of humanities best.

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Posted by (sic) in (executions, women executed, gallows, hangings, death penalty crimes) on October-20-2007 (39) Comments  Read More

black and white compilation of russian executions, mostly all group hangings from war times of what the video says is war criminals… the video is pics of 6 men and 5 women publicly hanged for warcrimes on the American Independance day, 4th July 1946 on Biskupia Gorka(hill) near Gdansk in Poland. No fireworks on this one I bet.


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This is a compilation video of historic horrific events with the execution and beheading of Ken Bigley by armed terrorists in the middle of the video. You really must wonder that if these men believe they are on some righteous crusade from God… why do they need the masks? This is a horrific beheading of an older unarmed man by monsters. The links to the full video are below the embedded Youtube one.

for the wmv video of the youtube compilation and the Ken Bigley execution Click Here

The wmv of the full video of Ken Bigley Execution by beheading Click Here

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Posted by (sic) in (US Executions, executions, Electrocutions) on October-13-2007 (1) Comment  Read More

The following is a list of Florida Death Penalty cases and executions since the death penalty in Florida got re-instated in 1979

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There have been 59 people executed in Florida since 1979

1. John Spenkelink, 30, executed May 25, 1979, for the murder of traveling companion Joe Szymankiewicz in a Tallahassee hotel room.

2. Robert Sullivan, 36, died in the electric chair Nov. 30, 1983, for the April 9, 1973, shotgun slaying of Homestead hotel-restaurant assistant manager Donald Schmidt.

3. Anthony Antone, 66, executed Jan. 26, 1984, for masterminding the Oct. 23, 1975, contract killing of Tampa private detective Richard Cloud.

4. Arthur F. Goode III, 30, executed April 5, 1984, for killing 9-year-old Jason Verdow of Cape Coral March 5, 1976.

5. James Adams, 47, died in the electric chair on May 10, 1984, for beating Fort Pierce millionaire rancher Edgar Brown to death with a fire poker during a 1973 robbery attempt.

6. Carl Shriner, 30, executed June 20, 1984, for killing 32-year-old Gainesville convenience-store clerk Judith Ann Carter, who was shot five times.

re-enactment of electric chair execution7. David L. Washington, 34, executed July 13, 1984, for the murders of three Dade County residents _ Daniel Pridgen, Katrina Birk and University of Miami student Frank Meli _ during a 10-day span in 1976.

8. Ernest John Dobbert Jr., 46, executed Sept. 7, 1984, for the 1971 killing of his 9-year-old daughter Kelly Ann in Jacksonville..

9. James Dupree Henry, 34, executed Sept. 20, 1984, for the March 23, 1974, murder of 81-year-old Orlando civil rights leader Zellie L. Riley.

10. Timothy Palmes, 37, executed in November 1984 for the Oct. 19, 1976, stabbing death of Jacksonville furniture store owner James N. Stone. He was a co-defendant with Ronald John Michael Straight, executed May 20, 1986.

11. James David Raulerson, 33, executed Jan. 30, 1985, for gunning down Jacksonville police Officer Michael Stewart on April 27, 1975.

12. Johnny Paul Witt, 42, executed March 6, 1985, for killing, sexually abusing and mutilating Jonathan Mark Kushner, the 11-year-old son of a University of South Florida professor, Oct. 28, 1973.

13. Marvin Francois, 39, executed May 29, 1985, for shooting six people July 27, 1977, in the robbery of a “drug house” in the Miami suburb of Carol City. He was a co-defendant with Beauford White, executed Aug. 28, 1987.

14. Daniel Morris Thomas, 37, executed April 15, 1986, for shooting University of Florida associate professor Charles Anderson, raping the man’s wife as he lay dying, then shooting the family dog on New Year’s Day 1976.

15. David Livingston Funchess, 39, executed April 22, 1986, for the Dec. 16, 1974, stabbing deaths of 53-year-old Anna Waldrop and 56-year-old Clayton Ragan during a holdup in a Jacksonville lounge.

16. Ronald John Michael Straight, 42, executed May 20, 1986, for the Oct. 4, 1976, murder of Jacksonville businessman James N. Stone. He was a co-defendant with Timothy Palmes, executed Jan. 30, 1985.

17. Beauford White, 41, executed Aug. 28, 1987, for his role in the July 27, 1977, shooting of eight people, six fatally, during the robbery of a small-time drug dealer’s home in Carol City, a Miami suburb. He was a co-defendant with Marvin Francois, executed May 29, 1985.

18. Willie Jasper Darden, 54, executed March 15, 1988, for the September 1973 shooting of James C. Turman in Lakeland.

19. Jeffrey Joseph Daugherty, 33, executed March 15, 1988, for the March 1976 murder of hitchhiker Lavonne Patricia Sailer in Brevard County.

20. Theodore Robert Bundy, 42, executed Jan. 24, 1989, for the rape and murder of 12-year-old Kimberly Leach of Lake City at the end of a cross-country killing spree. Leach was kidnapped Feb. 9, 1978, and her body was found three months later some 32 miles west of Lake City.

21. Aubry Dennis Adams Jr., 31, executed May 4, 1989, for strangling 8-year-old Trisa Gail Thornley on Jan. 23, 1978, in Ocala.

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23. Anthony Bertolotti, 38, executed July 27, 1990, for the Sept. 27, 1983, stabbing death and rape of Carol Ward in Orange County.

24. James William Hamblen, 61, executed Sept. 21, 1990, for the April 24, 1984, shooting death of Laureen Jean Edwards during a robbery at the victim’s Jacksonville lingerie shop.

25. Raymond Robert Clark, 49, executed Nov. 19, 1990, for the April 27, 1977, shooting murder of scrap metal dealer David Drake in Pinellas County.

26. Roy Allen Harich, 32, executed April 24, 1991, for the June 27, 1981, sexual assault, shooting and slashing death of Carlene Kelly near Daytona Beach.

27. Bobby Marion Francis, 46, executed June 25, 1991, for the June 17, 1975, murder of drug informant Titus R. Walters in Key West.

28. Nollie Lee Martin, 43, executed May 12, 1992, for the 1977 murder of a 19-year-old George Washington University student, who was working at a Delray Beach convenience store.

29. Edward Dean Kennedy, 47, executed July 21, 1992, for the April 11, 1981, slayings of Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Howard McDermon and Floyd Cone after escaping from Union Correctional Institution.

30. Robert Dale Henderson, 48, executed April 21, 1993, for the 1982 shootings of three hitchhikers in Hernando County. He confessed to 12 murders in five states.

31. Larry Joe Johnson, 49, executed May 8, 1993, for the 1979 slaying of James Hadden, a service station attendant in small north Florida town of Lee in Madison County. Veterans groups claimed Johnson suffered from post-traumatic stress syndrome.

32. Michael Alan Durocher, 33, executed Aug. 25, 1993, for the 1983 murders of his girlfriend, Grace Reed, her daughter, Candice, and his 6-month-old son Joshua in Clay County. Durocher also convicted in two other killings.

33. Roy Allen Stewart, 38, executed April 22, 1994, for beating, raping and strangling of 77-year-old Margaret Haizlip of Perrine in Dade County on Feb. 22, 1978.

34. Bernard Bolander, 42, executed July 18, 1995, for the Dade County murders of four men, whose bodies were set afire in car trunk on Jan. 8, 1980.

35. Jerry White, 47, executed Dec. 4, 1995, for the slaying of a customer in an Orange County grocery store robbery in 1981.

36. Phillip A. Atkins, 40, executed Dec. 5, 1995, for the molestation and rape of a 6-year-old Lakeland boy in 1981.

37. John Earl Bush, 38, executed Oct. 21, 1996, for the 1982 slaying of Francis Slater, an heir to the Envinrude outboard motor fortune. Slater was working in a Stuart convenience store when she was kidnapped and murdered.

38. John Mills Jr., 41, executed Dec. 6, 1996, for the fatal shooting of Les Lawhon in Wakulla and burglarizing Lawhon’s home.

39. Pedro Medina, 39, executed March 25, 1997, for the 1982 slaying of his neighbor Dorothy James, 52, in Orlando. Medina was the first Cuban who came to Florida in the Mariel boat lift to be executed in Florida. During his execution, flames burst from behind the mask over his face, delaying Florida executions for almost a year.

40. Gerald Eugene Stano, 46, executed March 23, 1998, for the slaying of Cathy Scharf, 17, of Port Orange, who disappeared Nov. 14, 1973. Stano confessed to killing 41 women.

41. Leo Alexander Jones, 47, executed March 24, 1998, for the May 23, 1981, slaying of Jacksonville police Officer Thomas Szafranski.

42. Judy Buenoano, 54, executed March 30, 1998, for the poisoning death of her husband, Air Force Sgt. James Goodyear, Sept. 16, 1971.

43. Daniel Remeta, 40, executed March 31, 1998, for the murder of Ocala convenience store clerk Mehrle Reeder in February 1985, the first of five killings in three states laid to Remeta.

44. Allen Lee “Tiny” Davis, 54, executed in a new electric chair on July 8, 1999, for the May 11, 1982, slayings of Jacksonville resident Nancy Weiler and her daughters, Kristina and Katherine. Bleeding from Davis’ nose prompted continued examination of effectiveness of electrocution and the switch to lethal injection.

45. Terry M. Sims, 58, became the first Florida inmate to be executed by injection on Feb. 23, 2000. Sims died for the 1977 slaying of a volunteer deputy sheriff in a central Florida robbery.

46. Anthony Bryan, 40, died from lethal injection Feb. 24, 2000, for the 1983 slaying of George Wilson, 60, a night watchman abducted from his job at a seafood wholesaler in Pascagoula, Miss., and killed in Florida.

47. Bennie Demps, 49, died from lethal injection June 7, 2000, for the 1976 murder of another prison inmate, Alfred Sturgis. Demps spent 29 years on death row before he was executed.

48. Thomas Provenzano, 51, died from lethal injection on June 21, 2000, for a 1984 shooting at the Orange County courthouse in Orlando. Provenzano was sentenced to death for the murder of William “Arnie” Wilkerson, 60.

49. Dan Patrick Hauser, 30, died from lethal injection on Aug. 25, 2000, for the 1995 murder of Melanie Rodrigues, a waitress and dancer in Destin. Hauser dropped all his legal appeals.

50. Edward Castro, died from lethal injection on Dec. 7, 2000, for the 1987 choking and stabbing death of 56-year-old Austin Carter Scott, who was lured to Castro’s efficiency apartment in Ocala by the promise of Old Milwaukee beer. Castro dropped all his appeals.

51. Robert Glock, 39 died from lethal injection on Jan. 11, 2001, for the kidnapping murder of a Sharilyn Ritchie, a teacher in Manatee County. She was kidnapped outside a Bradenton shopping mall and taken to an orange grove in Pasco County, where she was robbed and killed. Glock’s co-defendant Robert Puiatti remains on death row.

52. Rigoberto Sanchez-Velasco, 43, died of lethal injection on Oct. 2, 2002, after dropping appeals from his conviction in the December 1986 rape-slaying of 11-year-old Katixa “Kathy” Ecenarro in Hialeah. Sanchez-Velasco also killed two fellow inmates while on death row.

53. Aileen Wuornos, 46, died from lethal injection on Oct. 9, 2002, after dropping appeals for deaths of six men along central Florida highways.

54. Linroy Bottoson, 63, died of lethal injection on Dec. 9, 2002, for the 1979 murder of Catherine Alexander, who was robbed, held captive for 83 hours, stabbed 16 times and then fatally crushed by a car.

55. Amos King, 48, executed by lethal inection for the March 18, 1977 slaying of 68-year-old Natalie Brady in her Tarpon Spring home. King was a work-release inmate in a nearby prison.

56. Newton Slawson, 48, executed by lethal injection for the April 11, 1989 slaying of four members of a Tampa family. Slawson was convicted in the shooting deaths of Gerald and Peggy Wood, who was 8 1/2 months pregnant, and their two young children, Glendon, 3, and Jennifer, 4. Slawson sliced Peggy Wood’s body with a knife and pulled out her fetus, which had two gunshot wounds and multiple cuts.

57. Paul Hill, 49, executed for the July 29, 1994, shooting deaths of Dr. John Bayard Britton and his bodyguard, retired Air Force Lt. Col. James Herman Barrett, and the wounding of Barrett’s wife outside the Ladies Center in Pensacola.

58. Johnny Robinson, died by lethal injection on Feb. 4, 2004, for the Aug. 12, 1985 slaying of Beverly St. George was traveling from Plant City to Virginia in August 1985 when her car broke down on Interstate 95, south of St. Augustine. He abducted her at gunpoint, took her to a cemetery, raped her and killed her.

59. John Blackwelder, 49, was executed by injection on May 26, 2004, for the calculated slaying in May 2000 of Raymond Wigley, who was serving a life term for murder. Blackwelder, who was serving a life sentence for a series of sex convictions, pleaded guilty to the slaying so he would receive the death penalty.

60. Glen Ocha, 47, was execited by injection April 5, 2005, for the October, 1999, strangulation of 28-year-old convenience store employee Carol Skjerva, who had driven him to his Osceola County home and had sex with him. He had dropped all appeals.

 

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Posted by (sic) in (famous executions, death penalty crimes) on October-13-2007 (9) Comments  Read More

hussein family photo the family that slays together stays togetherThe Family that slays together stays together. Well not in the case of The worlds most notorious family… yep, the Husseins. Apparently as the “slayees” revolted, the members of this family all ran to find thier own fox holes to hide in. They obviously could dish out death, torrment, torture and general destruction, but not face it standing up themselves.

This photo is of Saddam, Uday and Qusay, the Hussein family photo, they all look so charming… who could imagine the smiling men are bloodsaddam_billboard.jpg thirsty tyrants? hmmm.

The dictator’s sons, Uday and Qusay are two of Iraq’s most notorious tormentors and are known to have tortured and executed thousands. I mean, look at these heart-warming billboards of Saddam Kissing the child, that just makes you all warm and fuzzy inside. “What a great tyrant, he kisses the kids after slaying their family”

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Now this guy here… really is not into warm and fuzzy billboards, he sees it as a chance to target practice. I hear they do a lot of that in Iraq.

OK not so warm and fuzzy

However the pictures around the country got replaced with another family photo as the Hussein “slay together, stay together” family found itself with some serious family problems.

The former Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein, was hanged in northern Baghdad for crimes against humanity.

and his sons Uday and Qusay Hussein, well here they are below in the pre and post mortem gallery

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Iraqi state TV showed images of Saddam Hussein going to the gallows before dawn in a building his intelligence services once used for executions.

video of Saddam Husseins hanging from Google

apparently, there is an investigation into Saddam Hussein being treated badly before his execution by being allowed to hear the people he tortured for so long talking shit to him… go figure… and I bet the UN has established a 5 Million dollar fund to find those 25,000 culprits involved.. go get em.

however, his surviving family is still as twisted as ever with this comment from the daughters

They felt very proud as they saw their father facing his executioners so bravely

You can’t beat a family bond… not even with whips, chains and weapons of non-mass destruction


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Posted by (sic) in (executions, death penalty crimes) on October-13-2007 (2) Comments  Read More

Every now and then, I find a site in pursuit a worthy goal, today I found walktostopexecutions

src="http://bp1.blogger.com/_MvNZ-j3XtPk/Rwa029OaINI/AAAAAAAAADw/_UJZ8Ntr_Qc/s320/Aqeela+with+sign.JPG" title="abolish executions in california" alt="abolish executions in california" align="left" height="240" hspace="5" vspace="5" width="320" />This is an site that organizes walks to shed light on the current situation of the Death Penalty cases and Executions in the US.

No matter if you are pro capital punishment or against it, the fact still remains that innocent people have been and still are put to death and if the government can not distunguish between the two, then maybe they need to reconsider the death penalty untill they can assure the public that every single person on Death Row is in fact guilty.

The following is from walktostopexecutions as the answer to the question of why they do this walk by Jeff Ghelardi.

I walk for Anthony Porter,
found innocent and set free
from death row
after 21 years of agony.
And for others like him.

I walk for Bill Pelke,
who lost his grandma to murder,
and who now devotes his life
to fighting the death penalty.
And for others like him.

I walk for the guilty on death row,
the pawns of macho politics.
I walk for the innocent on death row;
may they someday follow Anthony.
I walk for the innocent killed on death row;
may there be no more like them.

I walk for all the abolitionists;
you are the conscience of the community;
may you fight on ‘til justice is won.

I walk to Sacramento for our leaders there.
May their better angels emerge
so that politics give way to justice.
And for our leaders across America,
so that the iron doors of all death chambers
shall be locked and sealed tight, forever.

more of the Death penalty, exonerations, and executions in the US



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Posted by (sic) in (firing squad, executions) on October-13-2007 (2) Comments  Read More

goya painting of firing squadReady, Aim, Fire…

three words everyone allways associates with the Execution by firing squad, especially in the military. Executions by firing squad date as far back as firearms themselves and were known as a soldiers death during war time. Executions of soldiers for cowardness and dessertion were by firing squad.

The following is compiled from several sources on the internet

middle eastDuring World War One, the executions of 306 British and Commonwealth soldiers took place. Such executions, for crimes such as desertion and cowardice, remain a source of controversy with some believing that many of those executed should be pardoned as they were suffering from what is now called shell shock. The executions, primarily of non-commissioned ranks, included 25 Canadians, 22 Irishmen and 5 New Zealanders.
“The two condemned were tied up from head to toe like sausages. A thick bandage hid their faces. And, a horrible thing, on their chests a square of fabric was placed over their hearts. The unfortunate duo could not move. They had to be carried like two dummies on the open-backed lorry, which bore them to the rifle range. It is impossible to articulate the sinister impression the sight of those two living parcels made on me. The padre mumbled some words and then went off to eat. Two six-strong platoons appeared, lined up with their backs to the firing posts. The guns lay on the ground. When the condemned had been attached, the men of the platoon who had not been able to see events, responding to a silent gesture, picked up their guns, abruptly turned about, aimed and opened fire. Then they turned their backs on the bodies and the sergeant ordered “Quick march!”

british firing squadFiring Squad executions seem to be declining rapidly in the 21st century and only two people have been executed by firing squad in the United States in recent years (in 1977 and 1996 respectively). It remains an option for death row prisoners in Idaho, Oklahoma, and Utah. Even China, moves increasingly to lethal injection.

The conventional firing squad is less and less used nowadays due to the difficulties in finding suitable volunteers and the expense of setting up a suitable place where people other than the prisoner will not be injured by flying bullets.

firing_squad_1.jpgDeath by firing squad is often regarded as a soldier’s death rather than a criminal’s death, and therefore more noble. It is also the only modern form of execution that preserves most of the prisoner’s organs, allowing for organ donation.
asian firing The condemned are blindfolded or hooded, as well as being restrained. Executions can be carried out with the condemned either standing or sitting.

In some cases, one member of the firing squad is issued a weapon containing a blank cartridge instead of one with a bullet, without telling any of them to whom it has been given. This is believed to reduce flinching by individual members of the firing squad, making the execution process more reliable.

 

 

Countries using shooting in the 21st century.

asian firingSixty nine countries had shooting as a lawful method of execution up to 2000, either exclusively or for some classes of crime or criminal (e.g. military personnel are shot whist civilians are hanged as in Egypt). Executions by this method are steadily declining and countries such as China, Guatemala and Thailand have moved to lethal injection.
At least 72 men and 11 women were shot in 2004.

 

34 men and ten women were executed by police firing squads in Vietnam.

 

Afghanistan used shooting, by means of a single bullet to the back of the head, for its only execution since the fall of the Taliban. The criminal, a former warlord, Abdullah Shah, had been convicted of multiple murders and was shot on the 20th of April 2004. The same method was used for 24 executions in China during this year.


Three drug traffickers were shot in Indonesia, Ayodhya Prasad Chaubey was
executed on the 5th of August and Thai citizens, Saelow Praseart and Namsong Sirilak (female) on October the 1st.


2005, there were at least 41 executions by shooting. They took place in Indonesia (3), Libya (15), Palestine (1), Uzbekistan (1), Vietnam (9) and Yemen (7). It is probabl
e that China continued to use shooting during this year. Uzbekistan shootings are carried out by a single bullet to the back of the head. Indonesia, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine and Vietnam use conventional firing squads and had a total of 28 executions. Yemen lays the prisoner on the ground and a single executioner shoots them with an automatic rifle.


In 2006 just twenty confirmed executions by shooting were recorded. There were three in Bahrain on the 11th of December 2006, the first executions here since 1996.
Jasmine Anwar Hussain was reported to have taken 10 minutes to bleed to death after she and her accomplice were executed in Bahrain’s Jaw prison. They were each tied to a chair and either blindfolded or hooded before being shot through the chest by a six man firing squad.
Three men were executed in
Indonesia and three more in Somalia.

 

The United Arab Emirates executed 3 men by firing squad, the first executions there for 3 years. Vietnam recorded just 6 executions (four men and two women). Two men were shot in Yemen.

 

Somalia uses a single executioner with a machine gun. The other countries mentioned use conventional firing squads. It is not known how many executions in China used gunshot in this year.

 

you can check out the execution methods by country list

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hanging in IranThe following is a video that was made to raise awareness about childeren getting hung. It is a mix of some real footage and some re-enactments of executions ( hangings ) in Iran

This is another Video that talks about the Iranian Executions. This is an interview on Iranian TV. Mortazavi who is wanted by the Canadian government for torturing and murdering the Canadian Reporter Z. Kazemi is discussing the recent executions in Iran. An unknown number of civilians have been executed in June 2007. Typically, they are 1st tortured by imported Lebanese Shia militias, then turned over to Iranian guards at various prison sites.

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Posted by (sic) in (famous executions, executions) on October-9-2007 (0) Comments  Read More

buddhist monk on fire in saigon in 1963This is not an execution, this is the suicide in protest of oppression by a buddhist Monk in Saigon in 1963.

One of the most famous photos in the world is this one taken in 1963 of Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk from Vietnam. Thick Quang Duc burned himself alive and of course to death in June on a street corner in Saigon to bring attention to the repressive policies of the Catholic Diem regime that controlled the South Vietnamese government at the time.

Buddhist monks asked the regime for the right to practice thier religion and beliefs.

While burning Thich Quang Duc was said to have never moved a muscle.

Most of us have seen this photo, it was published in Life magazine and is still a grim reminder of that era and the brutallity, torture and torment associated with the Vietnam war

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and here is the video

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Posted by (sic) in (executions, famous last words) on September-30-2007 (0) Comments  Read More

The following are the famous last words of prisoners before the execution

Well, gentlemen, you are about to see a baked Appel.
Executed in electric chair in New York.
~~ George Appel, d. 1928
You are going to hurt me, please don’t hurt me, just one more moment, I beg you!
Guillotined.
~~ Madame du Barry, mistress of Louis XV, d. 1793
I am going to be face to face with Jesus now. . . . I love you all very much. I will see you all when you get there. . . . I will wait for you.
Executed by injection, Texas.
~~ Karla Faye Tucker Brown, d. February 3, 1998
Take a step forward, lads. It will be easier that way.
Executed by firing squad.
~~ Erskine Childers, Irish patriot, d. November 24, 1922
Thank you for the change in my life you have given me, the love and closeness of my family and my beautiful daughter. Thank you for using me…
Executed by injection, Texas.
~~ John Cockrum, d. September 30, 1997
You sons of bitches. Give my love to Mother.
Executed in electric chair.
~~ Francis “Two Gun” Crowley, d. 1931
They butchered me back there, I was in a lot of pain. They cut me in the groin; they cut me in the leg. I was bleeding profusely. This is not an execution, it is murder.
Executed by injection, Florida
~~ Bennie Demps, d. June 8, 2000
( It took execution technicians 33 minutes to find suitable veins for the execution. The executioners had no unusual problems finding one vein, but because Florida protocol requires a second alternate intravenous drip, they continued to work to insert another needle, finally abandoning the effort after their prolonged failures.)
I’m going home, babe.
Executed by injection, Delaware.
~~ James Allen Red Dog, d. March 3, 1993
Remember, the death penalty is murder.
Executed by injection, Texas.
~~ Robert Drew, d. August 2, 1994
Hurrah for anarchy! This is the happiest moment of my life.
Last words on the gallows.
~~ George Engel
(He was one of four executed after the 1886 Haymarket bombing in Chicago)

I love you.
Spoken to the executioner.

Executed by injection, New York.
~~ Sean Flannagan, d. June 23, 1989
How about this for a headline for tomorrow’s paper? French fries.
Executed in electric chair in Oklahoma.
~~ James French, d. 1966
I’d like to thank my family for loving me and taking care of me. And the rest of the world can kiss my ass.
Executed by injection, Texas.
~~ Johnny Frank Garrett, Sr., d. February 11, 1992
Let’s do it!
Executed by firing squad, Utah.
~~ Gary Gilmore, d. January 17, 1977
I’d rather be fishing.
Executed in electric chair, Louisiana.
~~ Jimmy Glass, d. June 12, 1987
Good people are always so sure they’re right.
Executed at San Quentin.
~~ Barbara Graham, d. June 3, 1955
I did not get my Spaghetti-O’s, I got spaghetti. I want the press to know this.
Executed by injection, Oklahoma.
~~ Thomas J. Grasso, d. March 20, 1995
Lock and load. Let’s do it.
Executed by injection, Texas.
~~ G. W. Green, d. November 12, 1991
You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everyone dances with the Grim Reaper.
Executed in California’s gas chamber.
~~ Robert Alton Harris, d. April 21, 1992
It is the duty of every good officer to obey any orders given him by his commander-in-chief.
(Actual)
Shot by British as a spy.
~~ Nathan Hale, American hero, d. 1776
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
(Attributed)
~~ Nathan Hale
I am innocent, innocent, innocent. Make no mistake about this. I owe society nothing. I am an innocent man and something very wrong is taking place tonight.
Executed by injection, Texas.
~~ Lionel Herrera d. May 12, 1993
There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is God’s messenger.
Executed by hanging, at Camp Justice in the Baghdad suburb of Khadimiya
~~ Saddam Hussein d. December 30, 2006

I don’t hold any grudges. This is my doing. Sorry it happened.
Executed in electric chair, Indiana.
~~ Steven Judy, d. March 9, 1981
Such is Life
Executed by hanging.
~~ Ned Kelly, Australian bushranger, d. 1880
I love you, mom.
Executed by injection, Texas.
~~ Clarence Lackey, d. May 20, 1997
I die innocent of all the crimes laid to my charge; I Pardon those who have occasioned my death; and I pray to God that the blood you are going to shed may never be visited on France.
Executed by guillotine
~~ Louis XVI of France, d. January 21, 1793
My dear Melinée, my beloved little orphan,
In a few hours I will no longer be of this world. We are going to be executed today at 3:00. This is happening to me like an accident in my life; I don’t believe it, but I nevertheless know that I will never see you again.
Executed by firing squad
~~ Missak Manouchian, d. February 21, 1944
(Leader of the Parisian section of a Communist Resistance movement, the Francs Tireurs et Partisans - Main - d’oeuvre immigrée (FTP-MOI). See his entire letter & those of others of this group also executed, at: The Last Letters.
Farewell, my children, forever. I go to your Father.
Executed by guillotine.
Monsieur, I beg your pardon.
Spoken to the executioner, after she stepped on his foot.
~~ Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, d. October 16, 1793
Today is a good day to die. I forgive all of you. I hope God does too.
Executed by injection, Virginia.
~~ Mario Benjamin Murphy, d. September 17, 1997
Shoot me in the chest!
To his executioners.
~~Benito Mussolini, Italian dictator, d.1945
Shoot straight you bastards and don’t make a mess of it!
Executed by firing squad.
~~ Harry Harbord “Breaker” Morant, Australian poet & national hero, d. 1902
Hurry it up you Hoosier bastard! I could hang a dozen men while you’re screwing around.
Executed by hanging Leavenworth, Kansas.
~~ Carl Panzram, d. September 5, 1930
So the heart be right, it is no matter which way the head lieth.
Executed by beheading.
~~ Sir Walter Raleigh, d. October 29, 1618
Well, the Lord is going to get another one.
Executed in electric chair, Georgia.
~~ John Eldon Smith, d. December 15, 1983
Capital punishment: them without the capital get the punishment.
Executed in electric chair, Florida.
~~ John Spenkelink, d. May 25, 1979
Adios.
Executed by injection in Maryland.
~~ John Thanos, d. May 16, 1994

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