In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Back in the bad old days, didn't condemned criminals sometimes have to pay the executioner's fee for chopping off their own heads?
- Most likely it was some tradition from the days long ago when the executioners would personally behead the criminals.
- There were interviews with executioners who described the process that was unfolding behind the prison walls.
- Led to the scaffold from a death row cell, he was prepped for the noose by a masked executioner.
- His sadism increased with age and at 31, in AD 68, he stabbed himself in the throat, narrowly missing his official death: being stripped and flogged by executioners.
- He struggled as a man condemned to death struggles in the hands of the executioner, knowing that he cannot save himself.
- The executioner was beheaded outside the pub by Royalists and had his head placed on a pike outside as a warning to other rebels.
- But the killing fails to meet the standard of a crime even now, because her executioners believed they were dispatching an enemy agent, and the integrity of that belief cannot be invalidated retrospectively.
- There are even interviews with white riot policeman and executioners, but the power of the film belongs to the music, and ‘powerful’ is an understatement.
- It would neither distress the condemned person, nor the executioner on the other side as he pulled the trigger.
- As they leave, a white liquid giving off a gas slowly seeps from the left and we discover these men are executioners and this is a death chamber.
- The executioner shook the condemned man's hands, removed the steps and the platform dropped back on its hinges.
- He has repeatedly appealed to his supporters and voters not to offer any resistance and to continue to trust the state, its executioners and its prison wardens.
- The military will act as interrogators, prosecutors, defense counsel, judges, and when death sentences are imposed, as executioners.
- I hate to admit it but I feel almost afraid, as if I'm waiting in a condemned cell for the arrival of an executioner.
- It had been difficult to find an executioner to carry out the sentence.
- It will also tell the story of Henry's brother Thomas, who was the longest serving of the Pierrepoint executioners and carried out around 300 hangings in 40 years.
- Near them are statues of the three executioners Bao employed to put different ranks of criminals to death.
- The executioners are armed with rifles carrying bayonets and they stand about two steps away from the condemned.
- The masked executioner slipped the noose around Shadow's neck and slowly adjusted it to fit.
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