Sunday, January 16, 2011

Humanist anti-witchcraft campaigner Leo Igwe ‘brutalised’ in police custody

Humanist anti-witchcraft campaigner Leo Igwe ‘brutalised’ in police custody:


Igwe, Director of the Centre for Inquiry in Nigeria who has been bravely campaigning against religious leaders and their supporters who stigmatise children as “witches”, was arrested earlier this month by the police in Akwa Ibom State. His arrest is thought to be part of a campaign by state Governor Goodswill Akpabio to clamp down on activists involved in the rescue of children accused of witchcraft.
Ahh, those wacky Pentecostalists. Igwe is speaking out against guys like Rev. Thomas Muthee, whom you might remember from his Wasilla Bible Church days. 

2 comments:

  1. Leo has now given his own account of the arrest and brutalization.

    http://www.butterfliesandwheels.org/2011/my-arrest-in-uyo/

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