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USA | Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death is a terrible opportunity for Trump

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"Sometimes it felt like she was America’s last hope. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court judge since 1993, achieved celebrity status during Trump’s four years. Affectionately given the nickname “Notorious R.B.G” by a slew of online followers, she was the subject of superhero memes and the inspiration for much light-hearted merchandise (Urban Outfitters stocks T-shirts emblazoned with her face and her famously blunt quotes, and I gifted a friend in Brooklyn a cuddly Ginsburg doll for her newborn last year.)
Beneath the jokes, the quotes and the well-designed tote bags, however, ran an undercurrent of anxiety and fear. The fact that Supreme Court judges have lifetime appointments meant that many were morbidly obsessed with Ginsburg — who battled cancer on numerous occasions, and died of its complications today — staying alive long enough to get to the election. She herself clearly felt the same way, if NPR’s reports about her dying wishes are to be believed: “My most fervent wish is …

Three Men Executed in Northern Iran

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Iran Human Rights (IHR); November 17, 2019: Three prisoners were executed on Sunday and Tuesday at the central prison of the northern Iranian city of Rasht, Gilan province.

According to IHR sources, on the morning of Sunday, November 10, two prisoners were hanged at Rasht prison. 

Another prisoner was also executed on Tuesday, November 12. 

All were sentenced to death for murder. 

IHR could confirm the identity of two as Hossein Arasteh, from the city of Khomam, and Rashed Afrouz. 

The third person was a former school principal who was accused of murdering his wife.

Out of the 110 people who were executed in the first half of 2019, 83 were sentenced to qisas (retribution in-kind) for murder.

There is a lack of a classification of murder by degree in Iran which results in issuing a death sentence for any kind of murder regardless of intensity and intent.

Source: iranhr.net, Staff, November 17, 2019


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