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Modern witch-hunts terrorise New Guinea highlands

A spate of brutal witch-hunts has plunged parts of Papua New Guinea's highlands into a state of terror, as fearful tribes blame dark forces for their rapidly changing world.

UN urges end to impunity for PNG sorcery attacks

A senior United Nations envoy has urged an "end to impunity" in Papua New Guinea for sorcery-related attacks but rejected using the death penalty as punishment, a report said Friday.

Op-Ed: 2013 a bad year for human rights in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh - This year has been one of repression of any attempts at reform in Saudi Arabia together with a continuation of use of the death penalty for offenses such as stealing and sorcery.

Exorcism: Between killing and healing

Eder Guzman-Rodriguez was sentenced Monday in Floyd County after pleading no contest to first-degree murder. His daughter, Jocelyn, was found dead in November 2011. Rodriguez killed his daughter in the act of exorcism, he believed demon had possessed her

Young mother burned alive as witch in Papua New Guinea

Mount Hagen - A young woman has been publicly tortured and burned alive in front of crowd of onlookers, including schoolchildren, in the central highland town of Mount Hagen

Saudi Arabia beheads woman on charges of 'witchcraft and sorcery'

Riyadh - Saudi authorities beheaded a woman on Monday for practicing witchcraft and sorcery. The woman Amina bin Abdulhalim Nassar, was executed in Saudi Arabia's northern province of Al Jawf. The Saudi Interior Ministry announced news of the execution.

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