Thursday, November 30, 2006
The offending male and the adulteress...are buried in a hole and covered with sand, the man's arms being loose while the woman is buried up to her head, and then they are stoned (to death).
Stoning is done in public. The Penal Code of the Islamic Republic, Articles 102 and 104, defines conditions for Stoning (executions): "the stones used to inflict death should not be so large so that the condemned dies after being struck by only one or two stones. Average stone size is selected to assist expiation of the guilt, by (increasing the) suffering of the offender."
Quick death is too good for the Ayatollahs
Mutilators must both remain remote at about 15 meters from their target, and chose their stone weapons carefully: Cutting stones are selected for (best) frayed surfaces which cause the most spectacular blood-letting. Preferably, a sharp stone is aimed at the face of the condemned. Round stones require less precision and they are effective anywhere on the target (offender). They are ideal for breaking bones and for causing fatal internal bleeding.