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Trial by Fire - Did Texas execute an innocent man?

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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: Juvenile Offender Accused of Murder at 15 May Be Executed on Saturday

No Sharia Law, No Faith-Based Laws!
No Sharia Law, No Faith-Based Laws!
Amnesty International has issued a warning about the imminent execution of a juvenile offender in Iran

Salar Shadizadi is a juvenile offender in Rasht Prison who is reportedly set to be hanged to death on Saturday, August 1st for a murder crime he reportedly committed when he was 15.

Salar's death sentence was confirmed by Iran's Supreme Court.

In a recently published statement by Amnesty International the NGO urges Iranian authorities to stop Salar's execution.

In April 2015 Iranian authorities executed Jamal Saberi, a juvenile offender who was 17 years old at the time he was arrested and charged with murder and drug possession. 

Jamal was sentenced to death by Iran's Judiciary and hanged in Rajai Shahr Prison along with 4 more prisoners charged with murder. 

Jamal reportedly suffered from severe psychological disorders and was held in Omid Abad Psychiatric Ward for some time before his execution.

Iran is signatory to the United Nation's International Covenant of Civil and Political rights where in Article 6 it states: "Sentence of death shall not be imposed for crimes committed by persons below 18 years of age..."

Source: Iran Human Rights, July 29, 2015

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