UK: Urgent action needed to fight ‘witch hunt’

A Lancaster organisation is calling for urgent UN action on witchcraft accusations and persecution across the world.

Gary Foxcroft, executive director of the Witchcraft and Human Rights Information Network (WHRIN), said that “many thousands” of women and children are likely to suffer horrific human rights violations each year due to the practice of accusing them of witchcraft.

Women and children are also being killed for body parts or being offered as human sacrifices, according to a report launched this week.

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