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1,000 'Witches' Arrested and Drugged in Gambia

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- 3500 days ago -
Witch doctors and security forces in Gambia have detained up to 1,000 people on suspicion of being witches, Amnesty International said. Victims were held in secret detention camps for up to five days and forced to drink hallucinogenic substances.


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Elaine R (132)
Thursday March 19, 2009, 3:14 am

Joycey B (750)
Thursday March 19, 2009, 3:29 am
These witch doctors make me sick. They need to go. They should not be taken seriously. They need to leave these innocent people alone. And President Yahya Jammeh isn't any better since he caused all of this. Noted with anger. Thanks Tom.

Kit B (276)
Saturday March 21, 2009, 9:12 am
These are christian churches and are being supported by donations in the US and other "well meaning" countries. Only full exposure will allow the end of all funding and an end to this barbaric practice. Remember the video of Sarah Palin and the witch priest from Africa? He is but one of many that come here collect funds and return to continue to harm children, while keeping the rest in ignorance.

LaJana P (97)
Sunday March 22, 2009, 4:58 pm
I really can't believe that things like this still go on. I know that they aren't as cultural forward as most countries are but this is not the middle ages. Noted with sorrow for these poor innocent people.
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