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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…

Two men hanged in northern Iran city

NCRI - Iran's fundamentalist regime on Saturday hanged two men in the northern city of Rasht.

The two men were hanged at dawn in Rasht's central prison.

Their full names were not given. They were identified only as 45-year-old H.M. and 46-year-old S.P.

They were accused of drug smuggling.

On Wednesday, the mullahs' regime hanged a man in public in Ardestan (central Iran). The official state broadcaster announced his name as Saeed Zargari.

Only on Wednesday nine prisoners were hanged by the Iranian regime in prisons in Karaj (north-west of the capital Tehran) and in Sanandaj (western Iran). Eight of the prisoners, including a 22 and a 24-year-old, were collectively hanged in Gohardasht Prison in Karaj.

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."

Amnesty International said on September 7 that “the Iranian authorities must end their unprecedented killing spree – more than 700 people have been executed so far this year."


Source: NCRI, September 19, 2015

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