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What is a falaka?
Foot whipping. This criminal is being prepared to falaka, a type of punishment used in the Ottoman Empire and Middle East. Foot whipping is effective due to the clustering of nerve endings in the feet and the structure of the foot, with its numerous small bones and tendons. The wounds inflicted are particularly painful and take a long time to heal. Falaka was used for centuries as a way of torture and punishment.
Al Capone was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison for what crime?
Tax evasion. The federal authorities became intent on jailing Capone and prosecuted him in 1931 for tax evasion, which was at that time a federal crime and a novel strategy. He was convicted and sentenced to 11 years in federal prison.
Of which country was Alberto Fujimori President?
Peru. A Peruvian of Japanese descent, Fujimori was president of Peru from 1990 to 2000. He fled to Japan in 2000 amidst a corruption scandal. On April 2009, Fujimori was convicted of human rights violations against leftist guerrillas, and sentenced to 25 years in prison.