Scotland proposes posthumous pardon for burnt witches

Posthumous pardon for burnt witches is proposed in Scotland

Members of the Scottish Parliament came up with an unusual initiative and offered to posthumously pardon witches who were burned for witchcraft from the 16th to the 18th century.

If the initiative is adopted, the government should will make an official apology and erect a monument to the victims. According to The Times, the bill may be passed as early as next year.

It is noted that about 4 thousand people were executed in Scotland for witchcraft, half of them were burned. The last witch was killed in 1722.

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