Executed for witchcraft in Scotland centuries ago forgiving ‘witches’
Amnesty for witches after 300 years! It has been announced that the draft law process will start for hundreds of years ago sorcery Stating that amnesty will be considered for thousands of people, most of them women, who were tried and executed for the crime of , Scottish parliament member Natalie Don announced that she would initiate a member bill process in the parliament “to demand amnesty from those who were sentenced and executed”.
Don, a member of the majority Scottish National Party, said: “The false criminalization of these women only reinforces today’s sexist stereotypes and believes that correcting this wrong will have a real impact in challenging the sexist and patriarchal attitudes that still exist in society. I believe,” he said.
Thanks to Witches of Scotland group
Natalie Don thanked the ‘Witches of Scotland’ group, led by lawyer Claire Mitchell, who campaigned between 1563 and 1736 to get those accused of witchcraft received a legal pardon, a formal apology, and a national monument.
Lawyer Claire Mitchell in a statement , “This is a society I think it means that we have grown as and can strive to do better”, he said, ‘The pardon is to officially and legally admit that these people are not witches, while the apology is because many people died or fled after being accused of witchcraft’.
Mitchell, “Some were acquitted of witchcraft charges, but then their lives were ruined,” while saying, “You can only forgive people who were convicted, convicted after trial, but there were many who were affected by witchcraft cases and were never convicted” used the expressions.
3 thousand 837 people were executed and burned
Historians say about 3,837 people have been accused of witchcraft under Scotland’s Witchcraft Act, which has been in effect for nearly 200 years.
Witchcraft during this time a deadly crime, while those convicted of it were strangled and then burned at the stake so that there was no body left to bury.
While it was stated that two thirds of the suspects were burned, the researchers stated that this is a very large number for a small country.
The Witches of Scotland group stressed that it expects the Scottish government to issue a formal apology to the victims on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2022.
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