Trial by Fire - Did Texas execute an innocent man?

The fire moved quickly through the house, a one-story wood-frame structure in a working-class neighborhood of Corsicana, in northeast Texas. Flames spread along the walls, bursting through doorways, blistering paint and tiles and furniture. Smoke pressed against the ceiling, then banked downward, seeping into each room and through crevices in the windows, staining the morning sky.
Buffie Barbee, who was eleven years old and lived two houses down, was playing in her back yard when she smelled the smoke. She ran inside and told her mother, Diane, and they hurried up the street; that’s when they saw the smoldering house and Cameron Todd Willingham standing on the front porch, wearing only a pair of jeans, his chest blackened with soot, his hair and eyelids singed. He was screaming, “My babies are burning up!” His children—Karmon and Kameron, who were one-year-old twin girls, and two-year-old Amber—were trapped inside.
Willingham told the Barbees to call the Fire Department, and while Dia…

Iran: Three Public Executions In Shiraz

Three executed in public in Shiraz, Iran
Iran Human Rights, August 3, 2014: Three prisoners were hanged in public in the city of Shiraz (Southern Iran) today August 3, reported the Iranian state media.

According to the official website of the Judiciary in Fars province, the three prisoners (...) were charged with “Moharebeh” (waging war against God) through armed robbery. 

They had also committed rape, said the report.

The executions were carried out in the area of Guyom in Shiraz, said the report.

According to Iran Human Rights’ annual reports on the death penalty, Fars province (capital Shiraz) had the highest number of public executions in 2012 and 2013.

Names of the prisoners were written on a big banner: 

Mohammad Ghareh Ghaani

Bahman Kochakpour

(...) Rostami

Source: Iran Human Rights, August 3, 2014

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