The History of Leith

February 29, 2008

Scottish lawmakers urged to posthumously pardon ‘witches’

EDINBURGH (AFP) — Lawmakers in Scotland are being asked to push for a posthumous pardon of everyone found guilty under ancient witchcraft laws, including a spiritualist who was convicted during World War II.

One petition, signed online by 206 people, calls for members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) to urge the executive in Edinburgh to appeal to Britain’s interior minister to reconsider a previous refusal to pardon Helen Duncan. for more click here

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