Elderly women jailed for witchcraft in Malawi
Eighty-six people in Malawi, mostly elderly women, have been jailed for up to six years for being witches, even though witchcraft is not a crime under Malawian law. Campaigners are asking for them to be released.
You can read the full story on The Guardian website at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/oct/14/dozens-jailed-witchcraft-malawi-women
Witches banned from Russian television
Russia has passed new rules saying that witches, shamans, fortune tellers, faith healers and those selling occult gifts or services must get a licence before they can advertise. It is believed this will effectively be a ban.
You can read the full story on The Moscow News website at: http://www.mn.ru/society/20101006/188101364.html
Swiss street named after woman executed for witchcraft
A woman who was burned for being a witch in the 1700s has had a street named after her in Fribourg, Switzerland.
You can read the full story on World Radio Switzerland website at: http://worldradio.ch/wrs/news/wrsnews/street-named-after-woman-burned-as-witch.shtml?21327