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Egypt Mistakenly Sentences Infant To Life In Prison For Mass Murders

According to the Egyptian government, Ahmed Mansour Qorany Sharara is responsible for several murders that took place in January 2014 as residents were rioting the overthrowing of former president, Mohamed Morsi. Ahmed was supposedly one of the 200 members of the Muslim Brotherhood that instigated the crimes. Sharara was convicted on four counts of murder, eight counts of attempted murder and vandalizing government property, even though he was only 16 months old at the time. During the trial, lawyers for Ahmed’s family tried to provide his birth certificate to disassociate the infant from the situation but it still wasn’t regarded as sufficient enough evidence. Police went to the Sharara home to arrest the infant and upon realizing that he was a baby, his father Mansour Qorany, who also was unconnected to the crimes, was arrested instead and detained for four months. Upon release he was imprisoned for another crime and spent 18 months in jail. Two years later the military court officials has acknowledged that it was case of mistaken identity. Even still, the government has yet to charge the right person; they believe the perpetrator was either a 16-year-old boy or a 51-year-old man both individuals have similar names as the toddler.  CNN

Obama bans US imports of slave-produced goods

President Barack Obama signed a bill Wednesday that includes a provision banning U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children in Africa and garments sewn by abused women in Bangladesh, closing a loophole in an 85-year-old tariff law that has failed to keep products of forced and child labor out of America. Until now, U.S. customs law banning imports of items produced by forced or child labor had gone largely unenforced because of: “consumptive demand” – if there was not sufficient supply to meet domestic demand, imports were allowed regardless of how they were produced. We previously reported that Nestle admitted to using slave labor for their products; no word how the ban will effect their business or countless other companies that use international labor. KLTV

Nurse Arrested For Being Drunk During Surgery

On Feb. 4, Richard Pieri spent the night drinking four or five beers at a local casino.The issue: The 59-year-old nurse had forgotten he was on call for the VA Medical Center near Wilkes-Barre, Penn., He just so happened to be called in to assist with an emergency appendectomy. Despite being intoxicated, Pieri drove to the hospital, then he nearly fell as he stumbled through the parking lot. He incorrectly documented the surgery while monitoring the patient’s vital signs. A co-worker noticed that Pieri “definitely was not himself,” When he failed to properly use a computer system during the surgery hospital officials stepped in. “As soon as we were notified of the event, we made sure there were no unsafe situations for our patients and then we did the further investigations,” a hospital rep says. Pieri now faces charges of reckless endangerment, DUI, and public drunkenness. When police asked Pieri why they might want to question him, he responded sarcastically: “I guess it has something to do with me being drunk on call.” Newser

Man Suffers 3rd Degree Burns From E-Cigarette Explosion

After exhaustive campaigns to help educate people on the long and short term effects of smoking cigarettes, many people have switched over to what was supposed to be a safer alternative, electronic “e” cigarettes. Reportedly there are still health related side affects associated with the product. The more immediate danger is the devices likelihood of malfunctioning and exploding. In Kentucky, Josh Hamilton, recently suffered third-degree burns on his legs and had to be hospitalized after his e-cigarette battery exploded in his pocket.while he was standing at the counter of a gas station’s convenience store,the man’s pants burst into flames and he is engulfed in the blaze. There have been hundreds of reports of people whose batteries malfunctioned and started fires often times while they are in the midst of smoking. One Florida man had to be placed in a medically induced coma because the burns on his face were so severe. As of 2015, a new federal rule forbids passengers from packing electronic cigarettes or other battery-operated electronic smoking devices in their checked bags. The regulations were seen as a move to protect against in-flight fires. Mashable


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