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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.
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Iran hangs 3 on World Day Against the Death Penalty

NCRI - Iran's fundamentalist regime on Sunday hanged a man in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas after serving 15 years of a prison term.

Mohsen Tayma was hanged in the courtyard of Bandar Abbas Prison. He was accused of murder.

The regime on Saturday hanged three other prisoners in the central prison of Rasht, northern Iran, on the World Day Against the Death Penalty.

On the occasion of the World Day Against the Death Penalty on Saturday [October 10, 2015], an international gathering was held in Paris to highlight the surge of executions in Iran and need for urgent action.

The mullahs' regime in Iran continues to execute more of its citizens per capita than any other U.N. member state. Some 2000 people have been executed during Hassan Rouhani’s presidency in the past two years.

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, October 12, 2015

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