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Thousands convicted of witchcraft could be pardoned under new bill

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Thousands of Scots convicted of witchcraft could be posthumously pardoned if a new bill proposed by an MSP becomes law. Around 4,000 Scots are estimated to have been accused of the crime, which was in law until 1736, with around 85% of those convicted being women.
14 days ago·Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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The Independent

MSP launches consultation on Bill to pardon thousands convicted of witchcraft

Natalie Don hopes the Bill will send a message to other countries that witchcraft convictions are ‘deplorable’.

14 days ago·London, United Kingdom
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Daily Mirror

Thousands of convicted witches could be legally pardoned after almost 300 years

Natalie Don has launched consultation on a Member's Bill to 'right the historic wrong of witchcraft convictions'

14 days ago·London, United Kingdom
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abc News

Scotland mulls pardoning thousands convicted of witchcraft

A Scottish lawmaker has launched a bid to posthumously pardon thousands of people, mostly women, who were convicted of witchcraft centuries ago

14 days ago·United States
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The Washington Post

Thousands of ‘witches’ could be posthumously pardoned in Scotland

Thousands of people, mostly women, were convicted in Scotland under the Witchcraft Act of 1563.

14 days ago·Washington, United States
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Sky News

Thousands convicted of witchcraft could be pardoned under new bill

Around 4,000 Scots are estimated to have been accused of the crime, which was in law until 1736, with around 85% of those convicted being women.

14 days ago·United Kingdom
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HuffPost

Thousands Of Women Convicted Of Witchcraft Could Be Pardoned In Scotland

Scotland killed five times as many people accused as witches than anywhere else in Europe, according to the campaign group Witches of Scotland.

13 days ago·United States
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