Trial by Fire - Did Texas execute an innocent man?

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…

Iran: Prisoner Hanged on Drug Charges

Iran: Medieval and barbaric punishments (file photo)
Iran: Medieval and barbaric punishments
A prisoner was hanged at Maragheh Prison on drug related charges. Four other prisoners at this prison are currently in imminent danger of execution.

Iran Human Rights (JAN 13 2017): A prisoner was reportedly hanged at Maragheh Prison on drug related charges. 

According to close sources, the prisoner, who has been identified as Morteza Heydari, was executed on Tuesday January 10. 

Close sources say Mr. Heydari is the father of a five-year-old child.

"Morteza was arrested on May 11, 2012 for possession of three kilograms of crystal meth and three kilograms and 600 grams of heroin. He was sentenced to death by the Malekan Revolutionary Court on June 10, 2013 and then he was exiled to Maragheh Prison," a confirmed source tells Iran Human Rights.

According to reports received by Iran Human Rights, there are four other prisoners in Maragheh Prison who are in imminent danger of execution. They are:

1. Iraj Ghaffouri, sentenced to death on drug related charges

2. Akbar Moradi, sentenced to death on murder charges

3. Hossein Fatemi, sentenced to death on drug related charges

4. Ali Mosloufi, sentenced to death on drug related charges

Source: Iran Human Rights, January 13, 2017

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