Thursday, March 8, 2012

Accused Witch Burned Alive in Nepal

Last month, CNN reported that a woman in Nepal was beaten and then burned alive by family members and neighbours after a shaman accused her of being a witch and of having cast a spell to make a family member ill. Police arrested 10 people in connection with the attack and intend to press murder charges. The government has announced compensation for the victim's children and the Prime Minister called on residents not to listen to faith healers and shamans.

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