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’s SC overturns sentence of activist sent to gallows for “insulting the Prophet of Islam”

Iran Human Rights, June 29, 2015: On Saturday Soheil Arabi, cyber activist, discovered through his lawyers that Iran’s Supreme Court has overturned his death sentence, pending a retrial.

One of Arabi’s lawyers confirmed the news to Iran Human Rights.

Arabi may still face execution if he is sentenced to death in the new trial, this was the fate web developer Saeed Malekpour suffered in 2011.

Iran human Rights welcomes the news of the overturning of Soheil Arabi’s death sentence and calls for abolishing all laws in Iran that violate a citizen’s right to freedom of speech or expression.

Source: Iran Human Rights, June 29, 2015

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