About Wicasta

Depending upon whom you ask, Wicasta Lovelace is an author, musician, artist, web designer and/or delusional lunatic (which one he is at any given moment depends upon the day of the week, really). You can find him on Google+, Twitter and Facebook. Wicasta is working on several novels and recording music with his band, Windhaven.

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Surat, India

Accused Of Witchcraft, Surat Woman Compelled for Divorce

A married woman from Piplod area of Surat, India, was accused of witchcraft and forced to leave her husband’s home. The husband and his in-laws also pressured the woman for a divorce. The wife was sent to her parent’s home in Mahuva of Surat district in May 2014. The husband attempted to have divorce papers […]

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Woman Stuck In Drain Accused of Being a Flying Witch

In the “you can’t make this up” category, a young woman was rescued from a gutter around Abalti Barracks in Lagos, Nigeria on Friday morning, and accused of being a witch for being in the gutter.

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70 Year Old Accused Witch Stoned To Death In Kenya

A 70 year old man was attacked and his body set ablaze by residents of Kiambere in Mbeere South on suspicion that he was practicing witchcraft.

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Mob Kills, Buries A Man Accused Of Witchcraft

A seventy-two-year-old man, Muchinga Kabali, was killed in Kabende Village in Chief Kasoma Bangweulu in Samfya, Zambia. Mr. Kabali was killed and buried by a mob that suspected him of practising witchcraft.

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Woman Branded Witch, Killed In Chhattisgarh, India

A woman was killed in India on suspicion of being a ‘tonhi’ – a woman involved in witchcraft practices – in Uparwara village of Naya Raipur on Wednesday. Local police arrested four people, all who were the woman’s immediate relatives.

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Golbazar, Nepal

Woman Beaten For Witchcraft In Nepal

A gang of three men in Asanpur, Golbazar ruthlessly beat a woman whom they accused of practicing witchcraft. Subardevi Yadav, the victim, was severely beaten up at her own house on Monday.

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The Prevalence of Witches in India

According to writer Anusua Mukherjee, a lot more than just legislation is needed to curb the frequent incidents of witch-hunting in Odisha, India. She cites the Malleus Maleficarum in a recent article for The Telegraph newspaper in Calcutta, India. According to Mukherjee; The Witch Hammer, 1486, speaks in the authoritative voice of a book of law […]

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Accused Witch Beaten to Death in La Libertad, Peru

A 68-year-old accused witch in the La Libertad region of Peru, Elesmira Zárate, was beaten to death by a group of citizen patrol members who call themselves “ronderos”.

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Witchcraft And Women’s Rights In Nepal

Lahan, Nepal: As incidents of women facing inhuman treatment and torture on charges of witchcraft continues unabated across Nepal, a conference of women rights activists underscored the need for endorsing the country’s proposed anti-witchcraft bill at the earliest. The conference, which included women’s rights activists from five districts of the eastern region, was held in Lahan […]

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Surat, India – Widow Branded As A Witch, Beaten

A 39-year-old widow was allegedly beaten by her in-laws, who branded her as a witch in Bhinar village of Vansada taluka in Navsari district, India. The woman was branded a witch because her sister-in-law’s husband suffered from diabetes and her husband died after prolonged illness in early 2012.

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