Modeled on Nuremberg, an International military tribunal in Tokyo tried 25 Japanese leaders for war crimes. It sentenced 7 to death, including General Hideki Tojo, 61, who as prime minister had authorized the attack on Pearl Harbor. Some 900 of the countrymen were also executed by the Allies for mistreating prisoners and for other atrocities.
Towards partisan politics: #Shahbag and the politics of revenge Protests at Shahbag that call for the death penalty for Abdul Quader Mollah have been hailed as a move beyond 'partisan politics' in the spirit of the Arab Spring. Clear government backing puts this, and the nature of the justice being meted
Salvatore (Sal) Mineo Jr.Sal was thrown out of parochial school and, by age eight, was a member of a street gang in a tough Bronx neighborhood.Preparing to open the play in Los Angeles in 1976 with Keir Dullea, he returned home from rehearsal the evening of February 12th when he was attacked and stabbed to death by a stranger. A drifter named Lionel Ray Williams was arrested for the crime and, after trial in 1979, convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the murder.
Called "the darkest deed of the nineteenth century," the brutal 1857 murder of 120 men, women, and children at Mountain Meadows remains one of the most controversial events in the history of the American West. Although only one man, John D. Lee, ever faced prosecution, many other Mormons ordered, planned, or participated in the massacre of Arkansas emigrants as they headed through southwest Utah on their way to California
The Salem Witch Trials - The True Story of Rebecca Nurse
In 1640, English immigrants William Towne and Joanna Blessing Towne settled their large family in Salem, Massachusetts, where three of their daughters would later be accused of witchcraft, and inspire the famous play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller....
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Execution of SS concentration camp physician Eduard Krebsach who was convicted of war crimes at the Mauthausen trial. Krebsbach was an SS concentration camp physician who initiated the mass execution of ill and unfit prisoners by heart injections.
Celia, A Slave, Trial (1855) For nineteen-year-old Celia, a Slave on a Missouri farm, five years of being repeatedly raped by her middle-aged owner was enough. On the night of June 23, 1855, she would later tell a reporter, "the Devil got into me" and she fatally clubbed her master as he approached her in her cabin. The murder trial of the slave Celia, raised questions about the rights of Slaves to fight back against the worst of Slavery's abuses. Celia died on the gallows Dec. 21, 1855.