Stalin’s Doctor’s Plot: The Paranoid Conspiracy against the Soviet Jews – The Cold War

Our historical documentary series on the history of the Cold War continues with an animated video on the Doctor’s Plot – as the Soviet leader Stalin suddenly decides that there is a plot of Jewish Doctors against him and starts persecuting them.

Atlanta Spa Shooter Pleads Guilty to Murdering 4 People

Robert Aaron Long, a 22-year-old Georgia man accused of killing eight people during a shooting rampage at Asian massage parlors last March, has entered a guilty plea in Cherokee County, Georgia, for the murders of four people based on “race, national origin, sex and gender.” The guilty plea is reportedly part of a deal thatContinue reading “Atlanta Spa Shooter Pleads Guilty to Murdering 4 People”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vetoes bill to ban testimony based on hypnosis

Abbott supported the legislation’s intent but said he vetoed it because it was overly broad. The bill gained bipartisan support after a Dallas Morning News investigation into police use of hypnosis. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has vetoed a bill that would have banned people who have been hypnotized from testifying in a criminal trial. AbbottContinue reading “Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vetoes bill to ban testimony based on hypnosis”

South Carolina: Court halts executions of Brad Sigmon, Freddie Owens; says firing squad needs to be option

The South Carolina Supreme Court has again halted the executions of Brad Sigmon and Freddie Owens, two Greenville County men convicted of separate murders who were scheduled to die just days from now. The similar rulings came late Wednesday, June 16, just two days before Sigmon was to be executed, and nine days before Owens’ scheduled JuneContinue reading “South Carolina: Court halts executions of Brad Sigmon, Freddie Owens; says firing squad needs to be option”

Arizona ‘refurbishes’ its gas chamber to prepare for executions, documents reveal

The corrections department has spent more than $2,000 on ingredients to make cyanide gas, the same used in Auschwitz The state of Arizona is preparing to kill death row inmates using hydrogen cyanide, the same lethal gas that was deployed at Auschwitz. Documents obtained by the Guardian reveal that Arizona’s department of corrections has spent more thanContinue reading “Arizona ‘refurbishes’ its gas chamber to prepare for executions, documents reveal”

RYANAIR BOSS CALLS DIVERSION INCIDENT ‘STATE SPONSORED PIRACY’ AS LATVIA BANS BELARUS OVERFLIGHTS

The boss of Ryanair has called the forced landing of a jet in Minsk to detain a dissident journalist “state-sponsored hijacking”. Ryanair flight 4978 was flying from Athens to Vilnius, Lithuania, when it was forced to divert to Minsk because air-traffic controllers in Belarus told the pilots of a “potential security threat on board”. There were more than 120 passengers onboard the Boeing 737Continue reading “RYANAIR BOSS CALLS DIVERSION INCIDENT ‘STATE SPONSORED PIRACY’ AS LATVIA BANS BELARUS OVERFLIGHTS”

Belarus accused of ‘hijacking’ Ryanair flight diverted to arrest blogger

Roman Protasevich is wanted for organising last year’s protests against Alexander Lukashenko Belarus has been accused of hijacking a European jetliner and engaging in an act of state terrorism when it forced a Ryanair flight to perform an emergency landing in Minsk after a bomb threat and arrested an opposition blogger critical of authoritarian presidentContinue reading “Belarus accused of ‘hijacking’ Ryanair flight diverted to arrest blogger”

China hands two Uighur ex-government officials death penalty for ‘separatism’

Two Uighur ex-government officials in China’s Xinjiang have been handed death sentences for carrying out “separatist activities”, a court said, as Beijing comes under increasing fire for its actions towards minority groups in the region. Shirzat Bawudun, a former head of the Xinjiang department of justice has been sentenced to death with a two-year reprieveContinue reading “China hands two Uighur ex-government officials death penalty for ‘separatism’”

Virginia becomes 1st Southern state to abolish death penalty as governor signs law

Gov. Ralph Northam signed the legislation Wednesday. There were 1,390 people put to death in the state, the first documented time was in the Jamestown colony in 1608. Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday signed legislation to officially abolish the death penalty in Virginia, making it the first Southern state to ban capital punishment. “Justice andContinue reading “Virginia becomes 1st Southern state to abolish death penalty as governor signs law”

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