» 07/24/2013, 00.00
Two Nepalese women accused of witchcraft and tortured in a Buddhist monastery
Beaten and tortured all night by neighbours on suspicion of practicing black magic. Police arrested only two of those responsible. In Nepal traditionally older women or widows are often accused of being witches, and for this tortured and burned alive.
Nepal, anti-witchcraft activists 'terrified' after murder of Narendra Dabholkar
The murder of the Indian, who fought against black magic, leads activists to fear for their safety. In Nepal fake witchcraft is widespread and targets mainly the elderly and widows. In August, five women forced to drink urine and ingest human feces.
Witchcraft in Nepal: Two women convicted for the murder of a child
The practice of black magic is common in the Hindu community in the south of the country. To honor the gods and learn witchcraft gurus dictate the murder of children and the extraction of their fresh blood. In contrast, adults are burnt alive. Investigators suspect other crimes that go unreported.
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Four Christians accused of witchcraft released
Nine months after their conviction, their case was overturned. Religious freedom of minorities continues to be threatened.
Nepali widow burned alive, accused of witchcraft
Thegani Devi Yadav, 40, supported two children and in-laws with her work. The government provides compensation and punishes the culprits. A famous healer and magician, tied her and set her on fire with the help of some villagers. Human rights activists explain that "it is a very common practice" and the legacy of a society "dominated by Hinduism."
27/01/2017 16:07:00 NEPAL
India awards prize to Anuradha Koirala, a Nepali fighting women trafficking
In 1993 she founded Maiti Nepal, an NGO that has saved hundreds of girls from prostitution abroad. Every year, at least 5,000 women end up in India, China, as well as Arab and African countries. The Padma Shri is India’s fourth highest award.
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