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Sawing

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This article describes the method of execution. Sawing is also a method of manufacturing.

Sawing is a method of torture and execution.

The condemned was hung upside down and then sawed apart down the middle, starting at the crotch. Since the condemned was hanging upside-down, the brain received a continuous blood supply in spite of severe bleeding. The victim would remain alive and conscious until the saw severed the major blood vessels of the abdomen, and sometimes even longer.

Homosexuals of both sexes suffered this fate, as did rebellious peasants and women believed to be pregnant to Satan.

According to some religous histories, the prophet Isaiah was executed in this manner. Template:Torture-stub

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