Witchcraft

Confronting the 'Witch-Hunter'

Chris Rooney | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK
Chris Rooney

The evangelical movement has exploded across London with charismatic preachers offering their flock material success in this world as well as redemption in the next.

Who Knew Halloween Could be Horrific for Human Rights?

Ben Acheson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Ben Acheson

Allegations of child witchcraft are increasingly being levied against children, leading to many youngsters being harmed, abused or killed. Breaches of children's human rights are not uncommon. We've all heard of child marriage, trafficking and sexual abuse. Now we can add 'witchcraft exorcism' to the list.

PICTURE: These Human Skin Necropants Will Make You Rich

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK

Get rich quick – with these charming Icelandic “necropants”. It’s all very simple, all you have to do is secure a friend’s agreement tha...

'Vampire Cannibal' Father Arrested On Suspicion Of Biting Daughter 3, To Death & Drinking Her Blood

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: Cannibal Cult Leader 'Black Jesus', Hacked To Death In Papua New Guinea The father of a three-year-old girl has been arrested after polic...

Teenage Girl 'Beheads Father After He Raped Her In Papua New Guinea Home'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK

Police in Papua New Guinea are investigating reports a teenage girl beheaded her father after he raped her. The 18-year-old is said to have used a...

Harry Potter, The Smurfs And The Care Bears Will Lure Your Children Into Witchcraft

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Politics

A State Senate candidate’s imaginative past has caught up with her after comments she reportedly made claiming Harry Potter was luring children into...

The Lancashire Witch Trials

Rita Pal | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rita Pal

This year is the Witch Trial's 400th anniversary. To this day, the county still capitalises on the legend of the witches and their trials, demonstrating yet again the lucrative nature of witchcraft. Of course, there is a rumour that circulates the area - the witches still haunt the buildings and villages.

National Black Cat Day: Highlighting the Plight of Britain's Homeless Black Moggies

Colette Bernhardt | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Colette Bernhardt

So remember, a black cat is for life, not just for Halloween. Forget the occult tosh; these mogs just want to be loved and looked after, and occasionally puke on your soft furnishings. Meow it loud, they're black and they're proud - and you should give one a home.

Forced Marriage, Belief in Witchcraft and FGM: The Taxpayers Will Be Picking Up The Tab

Yvonne Ossei | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Yvonne Ossei

There are a number of 'culturally sensitive' human rights issues that the government hasn't got to grips with yet, and as a result people will continue to be murdered, raped and shipped to other countries, in the name of tradition and preserving family honour.

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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'Explore Paganism', CofE Tells Teachers In Cornwall

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Teachers in Cornwall have been told by the Church of England to celebrate all Cornish beliefs in school, including "exploring" Paganism, over fears so...

Becoming A Secret Witch

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 29.03.2012 | UK Entertainment

Former EastEnders favourite Lacey Turner is returning to TV as an immaculately dressed witch in a new ITV2 drama. Switch will tell the story of fou...

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 ...

Jury Retires In Teenage Witch Murder Trial

PA | Posted 22.02.2012 | UK

A jury has retired to consider its verdicts in the case of a couple accused of killing a teenage boy after accusing him of being a witch. Kristy Ba...

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...