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Anthony Ray Hinton Spent Almost 30 Years on Death Row. Now He Has a Message for White America.

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Anthony Ray Hinton was mowing the lawn at his mother's house in 1985 when Alabama police came to arrest him for 2 murders he did not commit. One took place when he was working the night shift at a Birmingham warehouse. Yet the state won a death sentence, based on 2 bullets it falsely claimed matched a gun found at his mother's home. In his powerful new memoir, "The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row," Hinton describes how racism and a system stacked against the poor were the driving forces behind his conviction. He also writes about the unique and unexpected bonds that can form on death row, and in particular about his relationship with Henry Hays, a former Klansman sentenced to death for a notorious lynching in 1981. Hays died in the electric chair in 1997 - 1 of 54 people executed in Alabama while Hinton was on death row.
After almost 30 years, Hinton was finally exonerated in 2015, thanks to the Equal Justice Initiative, or EJI. On April 27…

Bangladesh sentences man to death for killing 2 younger brothers

Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dhaka, Bangladesh
February 16, 2016: A Chittagong court convicted a man and sentenced him to death for killing his two younger brothers in 2013 following a family property dispute.

Second Additional District and Sessions Judge Mohammad Rabiuzzaman sentenced Abul Kalam of Sultanpur village in Raozan upazila to death and also fined him Tk 50,000.

According to the prosecution, Kalam stabbed his two younger brothers -- Abu Sufian and Abu Morshed - to death following a dispute over their ancestral property at Sultanpur village in Raozan upazila of Chittagong district on July 22, 2013.

Ismat Ara, wife of victim Abu Sufian, then filed a case with Raozan Police Station and police submitted a chargesheet against Kalam in October 2013.

Later, Kalam made his confessional statement before the court.

After examining the records and 14 witnesses, the Judge handed down the verdict today. 

Source: Sun Online Desk, Feb. 16, 2016

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