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Magistrate
I don't understand gagging someone you are about to hang...
I'm a week or so late, but you have to understand the conundrum for a tyrannical regime. On one hand, you might want very public executions. On the other hand, certain prisoners might be prone to desperate final outbursts that could, in extreme cases, damage the integrity of the state.

In my Syndicate Wars universe, it's the "silent treatment."


Eventually, [Blaire Zu'loris] became romantically involved with fellow greenhouse employee Jin Krazzen, an abolitionist and Terran immigrant fifteen years her senior. Things worsened over time as Blaire repeatedly slipped away at night to be with her lover, and began amassing tattoos without permission. Political disaster seemed inevitable for the well-to-do Zu’loris parents until Krazzen’s sudden arrest in EY2420 on charges of sedition.

The woman viciously denied these allegations, but abruptly changed her story and pleaded guilty several weeks later. She was hanged in a public Metanet broadcast in mid-2420, and a minor controversy followed when the executioner neglected to remove Ms. Krazzen’s gag and allow her last words. Rumors suggest that this alleged mistake was deliberate in order to prevent the prisoner from mentioning Blaire.


(Historical note: the “silent treatment” originated on Terra Nova and is now a common tactic used against political dissidents the galaxy over, primarily in order to prevent embarrassing verbal gaffes by condemned prisoners.)
Blaire:

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Barbaria1

Rebel Leader
Staff member
View attachment 886249 there's somthing special about the naked body hooded head scenario
Yes, hoods and hanging is a sexy combo. I assume the hood is to mask the grotesque face of the hanged, but it also makes the whole thing seem so sinister, and would make me as the condemned feel even less in control of events.
 

Puritan

Magistrate
Yes, hoods and hanging is a sexy combo. I assume the hood is to mask the grotesque face of the hanged, but it also makes the whole thing seem so sinister, and would make me as the condemned feel even less in control of events.
It also liberated both the hangman and the condemned from eye contact. Total freedom for each to let go and enjoy the ride
 
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