One can easily find photographs online of executions of men in Iran with their hands bound behind their backs who are hoisted upward in a suspension hanging.
Doomed men’s faces occasionally is not covered to allow the spectators full view of facial contortions and other visible signs of agony as they die.
Some photographs attempt to show the presence of law enforcement authority. This is evidence that in a country such as Iran, where law is connected directly to organized religion (Islam), the ancient methods of execution once considered cruel and unusual punishment are today believed to be sufficiently normal to be conducted right out in the daylight in public with the participation of law enforcement official.
With any doubt whatsoever, Iranian men derive enjoyment out of suspension hangings.
Hanging five men at one time using a crane would not be done unless someone wanted the spectacle of the hanging to be incredibly dramatic.
Binding a man’s big toes together before he is drawn upward by the rope is also shown in photographs. This kind of restricting a man’s feet or legs before he endures a suspension hanging will enhance the doomed man’s gallows dance–the body’s natural struggle to fight against the strangulation.
An all-male crowd standing by watching crane hangings shows how showcasing of suffering and death in plain view (like in Ancient Rome) remains popular in the 21st century.
Hangings by crane in Iran proudly presents the brand name “Atlas.”
Stormy weather is perfect for dying
Delivering dead guys on a flatbed truck
Nighttime is hang time
Three hanged for the price of one
In 2011 in the state of Texas, a restaurant owner used the poster shown below to generate business by focusing upon American disdain for Iran and Islamic hangings: