Italian village wants new witch trial

Italian village wants new witch trial

World October 23, 2015 15:53

- Condemned as a witch, Mary Bertoletti Toldini di Pilcante was beheaded nearly three hundred years ago and burned. Now the northern Italian place Brentonico again bring to court the case.

A new trial will remind the people of today in mind that witch trials " real crimes against humanity " were explains cultuurwethouder Quinto Canali. The council of the east of Lake Garda village, a historian told to gather new evidence to submit the case to the appeals court in the county town of Trento.

At the time of execution of the judgment on March 14, 1716, the place belonged to the Holy Roman Empire. Witch Trials were waged civil courts, said Canali, and not by the Inquisition as in other parts of Italy today. He has the assurance of the court in Trento that it will take the case. According Canali 's appeal was mainly a symbolic meaning.

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