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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 …

Iran | Two Brothers Executed in Mashhad

Iran Human Rights (IHR); September 15, 2020: Two brothers on death row together on the charge of rape have been executed in Mashhad Central Prison.

According to Khorasan newspaper online, two men were executed in Mashhad Central Prison this morning. 

The two prisoners who were sentenced to death for rape, were brothers.

According to the report, the group of four, one of whom was a woman, confessed to 36 counts of rape but the identity of the brothers was not revealed.

In cases of rape, there is a high chance of defendants being tortured to make false confessions, which is used to issue death sentences. 

Iran is one of the few countries in the world that issues the death penalty for rape.

Source: Iran Human Rights, Staff, September 15, 2020


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