Kristy Bamu

Witchcraft Accusations: When Beliefs Cross the Line

Justin Byworth | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK Politics
Justin Byworth

We've seen the troubling issue of violence against children accused of witchcraft back in the headlines this week, as the UK Government launches an action plan to tackle it.

Plan To Tackle Witchcraft Child Abuse Launched After Boy's Horrific Murder

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK

An action plan to tackle faith-based child abuse has been launched by the government to dispel the "wall of silence" after the horrific murder of 15-y...

Witchcraft Branding 'Definitely Under The Radar' In Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Politics

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Witchcraft Trial Pair Jailed For Murder Of 15-Year-Old Boy Who 'Begged To Die'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.03.2012 | UK

A woman who accused her younger brother of being a witch and tortured him to death has been jailed along with her accomplice boyfriend for a total of ...

Couple To Be Jailed Over Witchcraft Murder

PA | Posted 05.03.2012 | UK

A couple will be jailed for life today for torturing and drowning a teenage boy they accused of being a witch. Kristy Bamu, 15, was killed by his s...

'We Have Forgive His Killers'

PA | Posted 01.03.2012 | UK

The family of murdered teenager Kristy Bamu said today that they have forgiven his killers. A statement read out at the Old Bailey, written by Kris...

Couple Found Guilty Of Witchcraft Killing

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.03.2012 | UK

A couple are facing life sentences today after being found guilty of murdering a teenage boy they accused of witchcraft. Kristy Bamu, 15, was tortu...

Witchcraft Murder Accused Was 'Horrified' At Brother's Brutal Killing

PA | Posted 10.02.2012 | UK

A woman said today the killing of her brother after he was accused of witchcraft was "like a nightmare". Magalie Bamu, 28, denied willingly taking ...

Witchcraft Murder Trial: Kristy Bamu Was Subject To 'Feral' Attack

PA | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK

Violence inflicted on a teenager accused of being a witch was "completely feral" and "out of control", a court heard today. Kristy Bamu, 15, was be...

Father Of Boy Tortured To Death For Being A 'Witch' Told 'Get Your Son Or I'll Kill Him'

PA | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK

A man accused of torturing and drowning a teenager he believed to be a witch told the boy's father that he would kill him, a court heard today. Pie...

Kristy Bamu Witchcraft Murder: 14-Year-Old Describes Watching Brother Drown

PA | Posted 13.01.2012 | UK

A young teenager watched his brother drown in a bath after being tortured over claims he was a witch, a court heard today. The 14-year-old, who can...

Kristy Bamu's Sister 'Failed To Act As Boyfriend Tortured Her Brother'

PA | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK

A woman made no attempt to stop her boyfriend torturing and killing her teenage brother over claims he was a witch, a court heard today. Kelly Bamu...

Witchcraft Trial: Boy Tortured To Death Because He Wet The Bed

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK

The sister of a boy tortured to death "for being a witch" said her brother was targeted by a sibling after he wet the bed, a court heard on Monday. ...

Sister Accused Of Witchcraft Murder Had 'Attacked Before', Jury Hears

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK

The sister accused of murdering her brother Kristy Bamu in a "prolonged attack of unspeakable savagery and brutality" had accused a young girl of sorc...

Teen Begged To Die After 'Unspeakable' Torture By Relatives Convinced He Was A Witch

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK

A teenager begged to die after being tortured by relatives wielding hammers, pliers and chisels who were convinced he was a witch, a court heard on Th...