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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…

7 more prisoners hanged in Iran

The mullahs' regime in Iran has hanged another 7 prisoners on the same day this week.

4 prisoners were hanged on Tuesday in the central province of Yazd. Their names were not given.

3 other prisoners were hanged on the same day in a prison in Rafsanjan, central Iran. 1 of the prisoners was named as Hossein Seifi-Qoli. The other 2 were not named.

At least 64 prisoners, including 2 women, have been executed in Iran, in some cases in public squares, within a 3 week period.

A statement by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Wednesday said: "Iran has reportedly executed more than 600 individuals so far this year. Last year, at least 753 people were executed in the country."

Source: NCR-Iran, August 7, 2015


Iranian Authorities Hang 2 Prisoners for 'Moharebeh'

2 prisoners, identified as R.K. and M.R. were hanged to death in Mashhad Central Prison for Moharebeh (waging war against God), according to a report published on Thursday by the website of the Judiciary in Razavi Khorasan.

R.K. was reportedly sentenced to death in Branch 2 of Mashhad's Revolutionary Court and accused of participating in three counts of armed robbery, destroying government property, and intentionally injuring a security agent.

M.R. was reportedly sentenced to death in Branch 2 of Mashhad's Revolutionary Court, the accusations against him reportedly include: participating in 8 counts of armed robbery, destroying government property, blackmail, stealing a motorcycle, intentionally injuring a security agent, drinking alcohol, using illegal drugs, and illegally crossing over Iran's border.

Source: Iran Human Rights, August 7, 2015

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