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Calls going out to make accusing a child of witchcraft illegal

(ASSODIGITALE) Campaigners are calling for a change in the law to make it a criminal offence to demonise a child, after police told the BBC that they are unable to charge an African pastor who accused children of witchcraft in this country.

Pastor Dieudonne Tukala
was arrested on suspicion of inciting child cruelty last January following an investigation by the Today programme in conjunction with Newsnight.

Last year, a BBC investigation broadcast connected Pastor Dieudonne Tukala to a case where a father branded his son with an iron because he believed the child was a witch.

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