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A Most American Terrorist: The Making of Dylann Roof

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“What are you?” a member of the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston asked at the trial of the white man who killed eight of her fellow black parishioners and their pastor. “What kind of subhuman miscreant could commit such evil?... What happened to you, Dylann?”
Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah spent months in South Carolina searching for an answer to those questions—speaking with Roof’s mother, father, friends, former teachers, and victims’ family members, all in an effort to unlock what went into creating one of the coldest killers of our time.
Sitting beside the church, drinking from a bottle of Smirnoff Ice, he thought he had to go in and shoot them.
They were a small prayer group—a rising-star preacher, an elderly minister, eight women, one young man, and a little girl. But to him, they were a problem. He believed that, as black Americans, they were raping “our women and are taking over our country.” So he took out his Glock handgun and calmly, while their eyes were closed in prayer, ope…

Iran: Three Young Prisoners Hanged on Murder Charges

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Three young prisoners were hanged in Adel Abad Prison, but the Iranian authorities are silent about it.

Iran Human Rights (AUG 5 2017): On the morning of Tuesday August 1, three prisoners in their early twenties were reportedly hanged at Shiraz's Adel Abad Prison on murder charges.

Close sources have identified the prisoners as Abolhassan Abravan, Ata Atazadeh, and Hassan Arefianfar. 

The prisoners were reportedly under the age of 20 at the time of their arrest four years ago for murder through attempted robbery. 

Another individual was reportedly present during the robbery, Mohsen Pourmand, but he was issued a 13-year prison sentence.

Iranian official sources, including the Judiciary and the state-run media, have not announced these three executions.

Source: Iran Human Rights, August 6, 2017

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