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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…

Six prisoners hanged in western Iran

Public execution in Iran (file photo)
Public execution in Iran (file photo)
Iran's fundamentalist regime on Wednesday hanged a prisoner in the Kurdish city of Sanandaj, western Iran.

The prisoner, identified as Raouf Hosseini, was hanged at dawn in Sanadaj's central prison.

He had been on death row for the past 13 years.

The mullahs' regime on Saturday hanged 2 other prisoners, aged 34 and 45, in the northern city of Rasht. Their names were withheld by the authorities. 

Last week a 32-year-old prisoner was hanged in the eastern town of Birjand. 

Also last Wednesday 5 prisoners were hanged collectively in the central prison of Tabriz, north-west Iran.

A statement by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on August 5 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, September 16, 2015

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