The British can be extremely harsh at times, as in the execution of the mutineers of the 1857 rebellion at Sindh in Karachi. In recent news, Karachi has been the site of recent arrests of Taliban military cheif,
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, and other Taliban and Al-qaida members. Karachi is an ancient city in Pakistan, even mentioned by Alexander the Great's admirals. The story came from All Things Pakistan.

Execution by cannon

In a story from the Post and Courier, a 3 ton muzzle loading cannon recovered from the Confederate commerce raider C.S.S. Alabama has been restored and returned to Mobile for display at the Museum of Mobile. The cannon was built in Liverpool in 1862, and was recovered from the wreck of the Alabama, which was discovered in the English Channel in the 80's by the French Navy. The gun was restored by the Warren Lasch Conservation Center in Charleston South Carolina, where the Confederate submarine Hunley is undergoing restoration.

picture of Alabama and the gun