While the old man’s corpse was being taken out to the autopsy room, his defense attorney, James Dempsey, met with reporters. In his hand, he held Albert Fish's final statement, several pages of hand-written notes that he had penned in the hours before his death. To this day, the statement has never been revealed. "I will never show it to anyone," Dempsey said. "it was the most filthy string of obscenities that I have ever read."
Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag is a 27-year-old Sudanese woman who was raised an Orthodox Christian by her mother. In 2011, she married a Christian man and had a child with him; she is now eight months pregnant with her second child.
This week, she was sentenced to 100 lashes and execution by hanging — all because her absent father was Muslim.
Got some serious work done on one of the most important shots tonight, including background art of the flogging jut. You’ll never see the whole thing in the video so I thought I’d post it here in all its…grime.
On this day in 1967, Marxist revolutionary Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara was executed age 39. Guevara played a major role in the Cuban Revolution which put Fidel Castro in power. He continued to study Marxism and decided that colonialism and capitalism were mainly to blame for problems in the Third World and that global revolution was the answer. When he tried to initiate revolution in Bolivia he was captured by Bolivian forces, who had CIA help, and was executed the next day. He continues to be a powerful symbolic figure, as for many he embodies rebellion.
"I know you’ve come to kill me. Shoot me you coward! You are only going to kill a man!" - Guevara’s last words