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Witchcraft: Punishing the Innocent Along With The Guilty Part 2

You can tell it’s been a slow-news day for me when I lower myself to reading something in The Independent, but here here goes.

Not long ago I reported on the successful conviction of Magalie Bamu and Eric Bikubi for the murder of… 211 more words


Eric Bikubi and Magalie Bamu jailed for life over witchcraft murder of Kristy Bamu

Magalie Bamu and her partner Eric Bikubi have been jailed for life for the murder of her younger brother Kristy Bamu, who they had accused of being possessed by witchcraft. 546 more words


Witchcraft: Punishing The Innocent Along with the Guilty

In which I vlog about how the conviction of Eric Bikubi and Magalie Bamu for the murder of Kristy Bamu has been portrayed in the press.


Witchcraft and the British Media

Yesterday, Magalie Bamu and her boyfriend Eric Bikubi, were convicted of killing Magalie’s younger brother Kristy, who was fifteen. Kristy and his two sisters had travelled from Paris to visit his older sister in Newham, East London for Christmas in 2010. 1,005 more words


Sickening examples of belief

Christmas Day, 2010. Police are called to a flat in East London. They find a fifteen-year-old boy dead in a bathtub. He has over 100 injuries. 826 more words


Tortured and Drowned for ‘being a witch’

Kristy Bamu  aged 15 came over to Newham, East London from Paris with his two brothers and two sisters to celebrate Christmas with his eldest sister Magalie. 357 more words

Couple convicted of murdering Kristy Bamu, who they accused of witchcraft

A couple have been convicted of inflicting ‘unimaginable’ suffering upon a boy they killed because they believed he had brought witchcraft into their house.

Kristy Bamu, 15, was tortured and then drowned in a bath on Christmas Day 2010 by his sister Magalie and her partner Eric Bikubi, from Newham, east London. 744 more words