Man to be hanged after failed execution attempt in Iran

A MAN who is recovering after surviving an execution attempt in Iran will likely be hanged again, as Amnesty International calls for mercy.

The condemned man, named as Alireza M, was found alive in a morgue after being hanged at a jail in the north-eastern city of Bojnord last week.

He was sentenced to death on charges of drug smuggling.

BBC News reports officials plan to hang the man again once he is in better health.

"The verdict was the death sentence, and it will be carried out once the man gets well again," an official said.

Human rights groups believe Iran is second only to China in the number of people it puts to death for crimes ranging from murder and rape to spying and drug-trafficking.