I went to meet these women accused of witchcraft. Judged and imprisoned on simple arbitrary charges by relatives or neighbors.
In the Central African Republic, as in many other countries in the region, witchcraft is a belief and even part of the legislative framework. You can end up in jail for witchcraft.
And even if the living conditions are not inhuman, you should also know that sometimes it is better to be in prison than to be insulted, beaten or worse, killed by your neighbors or relatives.
Some women tell us their story: one day a family member died, an uncle said to have dreamed of a woman turning into a snake, that is enough to justify the prison sentence.
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