Tuesday 6 April 2010

News: witch-hunts around the world

Following my post earlier today about The Guardian feature Witch-Hunts Then - And Now, here are links to news posts about witch-hunts, persecution and attitudes towards witches around the world. They are all quite recent stories.

Be warned, some are shocking. Make of them what you will - and feel free to comment below.

Witchcraft: Affliction or Religion: http://www.newstime.co.za/rs_articles.asp?conid=73&recid=1579

300 'Witches' Confess to Witch Doctor: http://allafrica.com/stories/201004051153.html

Saudis To Behead Lebanese 'Witch': http://blogs.news.sky.com/foreignmatters/Post:ec27696f-6cb4-403a-bd9e-0e8d9dcb392e

Bahrain plans to make sorcery a criminal offence: http://www.arabianbusiness.com/584863-bahrain-plans-to-make-sorcery-a-criminal-offence

30 days of advocacy against Witch-hunts in Africa: http://www.newstime.co.za/rs_articles.asp?catid=1&recid=1544

India: Protective Laws Fall Short for Women Charged with Witchcraft: http://womennewsnetwork.net/2010/03/21/witchcraft-india-89/

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