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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…

Iran: Prisoner Hanged on Murder Charges

Iran Human Rights (MAY 3 2017): On Sunday April 30, a prisoner was reportedly executed at Hamadan Central Prison on murder charges, and another prisoner was returned to his cell after his execution was temporarily halted.

Close sources have identified the prisoner who was executed as Imran Askardasht, 30 years of age.

"He was charged with murder in 2010," a close source tells Iran Human Rights.

On the same day, a prisoner in Hamadan Central Prison, who is on death row on murder charges, had his execution sentence temporarily halted upon receiving consent from the plaintiffs on his case file. 

Close sources have identified this prisoner as Bakhtiar Leilinejad, 31 years of age.

Imran and Bakhtiar were both transferred to solitary confinement on Saturday April 29 in preparation for their executions.

Source: Iran Human Rights, May 3, 2017

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