Activists seek pardons for 2,500 people killed in Scotland for being ‘…




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Claire Mitchell and Zoe Venditozzi are fighting for pardons for all those executed for witchcraft in Scotland, the great majority of whom were women, and for a memorial to those forgotten by history.“Between the 16th and 18th century in Scotland, approximately 4,000 people were accused of witchcraft,” explained Mitchell, a lawyer who established the campaign group Witches of Scotland.In total, more than 2,500 people were executed for witchcraft in Scotland, four-fifths of them women. They were…
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