firing squad

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a squad formed to fire volleys at a military funeral or to carry out a military execution

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In Utah, Salt Lake City Bishop John Wester denounced the state's decision to reinstate execution by firing squad for those convicted of capital crimes, saying, "It seems as if our government leaders have substituted state legislation for the law of God.
He did not give details of the government's other option to save the unnamed Filipina drug smuggler from execution by firing squad.
The two Australians were among a group due to be moved this week from prison in Bali to a maximum security prison at Nusakambangan Island in central Java, ahead of the execution by firing squad.
Washington, April 28 ( ANI ): World War I spy Mata Hari was unfazed before her execution by firing squad, top secret files have revealed.
And the bloodletting has been extremely personal: In August, Kim Jong Un reportedly ordered the execution by firing squad of an ex-girlfriend and other members of her musical ensemble; the killings are said to have been carried out in front of their families.
THE execution by firing squad of the uncle of North Korea's Supreme Leader comes across as deadly authoritarianism mixed with Ruritanian farce.
North Korea has put a US citizen on trial in a case that could see him sentenced to public execution by firing squad.
In August 1945, with the Allies tightening the net, the malnourished prisoners were pushed on to a train to be taken away for execution by firing squad.
The Court upholds execution by firing squad but prohibits drawing and quartering, burning alive, and disembowling (none were common).
After a year filled with harsh interrogations and beatings, whipped feet, solitary confinement, and even a scheduled execution by firing squad, Sharifirad was released.
Utah banned execution by firing squad in 2004, retaining lethal injection as the default method for carrying out death sentences.
Samanatha Orabator, the pregnant British woman accused of drug smuggling in Laos, will now apparently escape execution by firing squad even if she's found guilty.
The militants and their families did not seek a presidential pardon, but filed a judicial review with the Constitutional Court, saying that execution by firing squad amounts to torture because they may not die immediately.
The protest followed angry scenes in Khartoum during which knifewielding fundamentalists called for the execution by firing squad of Mrs Gibbons.
Iraqi law provides that death sentences in criminal cases be carried out by hanging, except for military courts, which can order execution by firing squad.