Hanging is the suspension of a person by a noose or ligature around the neck. The Oxford English Dictionary states that hanging in this sense is "specifically to put to death by suspension by the neck", though it formerly also referred to crucifixion and death by impalement in which the body would remain "hanging".
Hanging is a legal method of judicial execution in 58 countries, according to Amnesty International. In 33 of those countries, it is the only method of execution. In the United States, judicial hanging is legal in both Washington state and Delaware, and three prisoners have been hanged since the death penalty was reinstituted in 1976.
Hanging, execution by strangling or breaking the neck by a suspended noose. The traditional method, still in use on the continent of Europe, involves suspending the victim from a gallows or crossbeam until he has died of asphyxiation.
Defecation and/or urination can happen in any form of death (natural and un-natural) as the muscles finally relax at or about the point of death. These phenomena can occur in executions by hanging as well as electrocution, gassing and lethal injection.
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Public execution, and execution in general, used to be pretty popular back in the day. Watching the government or military take someone’s life was a normal part of life, something you did with your family and friends. There were a few styles of execution that were universally popular – hanging, firing squad and beheading – […]
It was decided that those sentenced to die should suffer death by hanging, although no standard execution protocol was agreed. Each country carried out executions in accordance with its normal procedure.
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