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”.
About WicastaDepending 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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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 […]
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.
Four elderly people suffering from mental illness and other disorders have been killed so far this year in Ndola, Zambia for allegedly practicing witchcraft. Ndola District Commissioner Rebby Chanda said the Government was concerned with the rising number of elderly people being brutally beaten and killed after being suspected of practicing witchcraft. Mr. Chanda said […]
An elderly woman was lynched in Helem Tea Estate in Assam’s Sonitpur district, India today by some tea garden workers who suspected her of practicing witchcraft . The 58-year old woman, identified as Martha Hora, was beaten by some tea garden workers who believed that she practiced witchcraft upon several people who had fallen ill […]
In Zambia, civil servants flee village for fear of witchcraft in the chiefdom of Chief Mukubwe in Kapiri Mposhi. The civil servants included people from the Ministries of Education, Health and Agriculture, who began abandoning their offices and fleeing the area last week along with their families. Kapiri Mposhi District Commission, Beatrice Sikazwe confirmed the […]
It should come as no surprise that the witchcraft related violence in Papua New Guinea is based mostly upon simple human jealousy. Experts say the witch hunting appears to be spreading to parts of the country where those practices never took place before. Those experts, as well as government officials in the South Pacific nation, […]
An article posted to the Islands Business web site is worth a look. Islands Business International is a multimedia publishing company based in Suva, Fiji, and is the premier publishing group in the Pacific Islands region. Fiji is justly concerned that a fellow member country of the Pacific Islands Forum has a problem with people […]
It’s clearly impossible to keep track of all the places where our files and text have been pilfered and presented elsewhere as original works by other authors. But occasionally we’re made aware of a new one, or reminded of an old one, and bristle and complain bitterly over our morning coffee. Yes, we occasionally get […]
After much consideration, we decided to go ahead and create a Twitter account. There are a lot of good reasons for and against it, but in the end we decided to do it because so many articles are coming out of Africa right now detailing attack after attack upon people suspected of witchcraft. It is […]
- Paraguayan Woman Tied to Stake, Beaten and Burned Alive November 6, 2014
- Papua New Guinea’s Tragic Witch-Hunts October 24, 2014
- Kenyan Governor Bans Tanzanian Witchcraft September 25, 2014
- General Comments July 9, 2008
- Do Christians Know About Malleus Maleficarum? About Inquisition? September 24, 2011
- Nyamizi, Accused Witch, Has Hand Chopped Off October 2, 2012
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