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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: Prisoner Hanged in Public

Iran: Barbaric and medieval punishments
Iran: Barbaric and medieval punishments
Iran Human Rights (JAN 16, 2017): A prisoner was hanged in the village of Bektash near Miandoab (northwestern Iran), reported official Iranian news agencies.

The public hanging was carried out on the morning of Monday January 16. 

The man, who was not identified by name, was convicted of murdering five members of a family in summer 2016.

According to the Prosecutor of Miandoab, Adel Gol-Hosseini, the man was sentenced to death within two months after his arrest.

Photos published in the Iranian media show hundreds of people watching the execution.

The website "Kurdistan Human Rights Network" identified the prisoner as Ali Aghayan, 24 years old.

At least 32 prisoners have been executed in different Iranian cities in the last six days.

Photos of the execution:



Source: Iran Human Rights, January 16, 2017

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