Witch hunts in Scotland: after being hunted down and killed, the victims in the process of rehabilitation

“Between the 16th and 18th centuries in Scotland, around 4,000 people were accused of witchcraft. 84% were women,” says Claire Mitchell, a 50-year-old lawyer. In total, more than 2,500 people were executed for witchcraft, mostly strangled and then burned, after confessions extracted under torture. “They were kept from sleeping for days […] and they confessed … Read more

Victims of witch hunts between the 16th and 18th centuries soon to be officially exonerated in Scotland

Victims of witch hunts between the 16th and 18th centuries

Nine women are burned for witchcraft on a riverbank in Dumfries, Scotland (April 13, 1659). MARY EVANS PICTURE LIBRARY / PHOTONONSTOP EThey were accused of spoiling the crops, of changing into animals to commit their misdeeds, even of dancing with the devil. In Europe, between the sixteenthand and the XVIIIand century, thousands of women and, … Read more

In French forests, foresters victims of attacks

In the collective imagination, the forest is a calm and soothing place that calls for serenity, even meditation. A vision that probably does not share the forestry workers, victims almost daily of verbal and physical violence. In a grandstand at the Obseighteen representatives of the forest-wood sector share their concern about these attacks and give … Read more

Five victims of the White Wolf shaman accuse him of rape and sexual assault

Five victims of the White Wolf shaman accuse him of

He calls himself the “White Wolf”, shaman of a community he founded near Montauban in the Tarn-et-Garonne but also in the Pyrénées-Orientales. Cyrille Adams is imprisoned in Nîmes. 5 people filed a complaint against him for rape and sexual assault. At the end of January, a call for witnesses was launched by the national police … Read more