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Women executed 300 years ago as witches in Scotland set to receive pardons

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From allegations of cursing the king’s ships, to shape-shifting into animals and birds, or dancing with the devil, a satanic panic in early modern Scotland meant that thousands of women were accused of witchcraft in t...

Virginia governor pardons seven Black men executed in 1951 for rape of a white woman

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The governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, has granted posthumous pardons to seven Black men who were executed in 1951 for the rape of a white woman. The case attracted pleas for mercy from around the world and in recen...

Spain’s right unites in fury as PM considers Catalan pardons

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On Sunday thousands of people, among them the leaders of the three parties on Spain’s right, will once again gather in the Madrid square that boasts the world’s largest Spanish flag to protest against the Socialist-le...

Missouri governor pardons couple who pointed guns at racial justice activists

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The governor of Missouri has made good on his promise to pardon Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the couple who gained notoriety for pointing guns at a group of demonstrators who marched past the couple’s home in a luxury...

California governor pardons formerly incarcerated firefighters

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California’s governor has issued pardons to two formerly incarcerated firefighters who had been threatened with deportation to Laos after spending most of their lives in the US. Gavin Newsom on Friday announced the pa...

‘Indiana’s new power couple’: Biden pardons Thanksgiving turkeys Peanut Butter and Jelly

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It has been described as the hardest job in the world. American presidents are expected to be tough but compassionate, dealing with a never-ending list of crises and, once a year, playing standup comic with a pair of ...