Witches on Trial Channel 4: Unreported World November 12, 2010
Witches on Trial
Channel 4: Unreported World
Seyi Rhodes and director Julie Noon report from the Central African
Republic, a country obsessed with black magic where every year hundreds of people continue to be attacked, tried and imprisoned for a crime that is neither defined nor clearly understood.
villagers convinced that one of their number has deliberately turned
into a rat, a snake or a dog in order to commit murder. Since 1960 in
CAR it has been illegal to "use charlatanism and sorcery to harm
others" and so it is that more than half the country's prison
population is made up of so-called "witches".
‘Scandalous and very sad’ - The Observer
‘Anyone who believes that the problems of West Africa can be solved by
an act of political will should watch this shocking programme' - Times
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