• Scotland mulls pardoning thousands convicted of witchcraft

    12 days ago - By Bésame

    LONDON - A Scottish lawmaker on Thursday launched a bid to posthumously pardon thousands of people, mostly women, who were convicted of witchcraft centuries ago.
    Natalie Don, of the Scottish National Party, launched consultation on a bill to “right the historic wrong of witchcraft convictions.” She said she hoped the move would send a message to other countries that still criminalize those accused of witchcraft that “Scotland recognizes what happened to these people as a deplorable miscarriage of justice.”
    Don's proposed member's bill follows a formal apology from Scottish First Minister...
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