July 1, 2012 10:22
Authorities Newport resort town on the Belgian North Sea coast, rehabilitated 17 local residents, who in the XVII century were sentenced to be burned at the stake, local media reported.
"On behalf of the municipal council and the people of Newport, we ask for forgiveness," — said the city mayor Roland Crabbe at a special ceremony.
In the period between 1602 and 1652 years in Nporte were burnt alive 15 "witches" and two "sorcerer." In memory of the victims of the "historical mistake" of power established in the Newport City Hall stele, which lists the names of all the followers of the occult were executed, including the most famous city "witch" Jeanne van de Deyster. Newport administration launched the next week "holiday witches", which is still organized here every two years, according to RIA Novosti.