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Agnes Aird





Death and Executed

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"Agnes Aird was wrongly convicted of witchcraft in the Prestonpans region of Scotland and executed by being burned alive at the stake. Granted Absolute Pardon on July 27, 2004 Baron Gordon Prestoungrange, along with 80 other people wrongly convicted of witchcraft in the 16th and 17th century."

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"False confession of being a witch coerced by physical torture. Also, prosecutorial misconduct by reliance on the general publics gullibility and fear of witches to allow a coerced confession to witchcraft unsubstantiated by any substantive evidence to suffice to support a witchcraft conviction."

Innocence Proved By:

"Absolute Pardon on July 27, 2004 by Baron Gordon Prestoungrange of the Prestonpans region of Scotland."

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"Judgement and Declarator, Barons Courts of Prestoungrange & Dolphinstoun, Trinity Session: Elizabeth II. 53. 2004, July - November, July 27, 2004."

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