Iran: High ranking Ayatollah, close to Rouhani, condones use of crane for public execution

Question: What is the decree of carrying out a death sentence with crane or the like that is sometimes filmed or pictures are taken? If a judge makes a decision for the execution to be carried out in public for some benefit that such an act has, can the sentence be carried out without using a crane that may not be all that acceptable?

Moussavi Ardebili: Execution with a crane is not the particular issue, so (in case of an issue with crane-Translator) other methods like hanging by gallows or a firing squad may be used, unless a special kind of execution has been particularly chosen by Sharia.