'Witch's' pardon is two centuries late.

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A woman who was executed more than 200 years ago has been given a posthumous pardon by Swiss parliamentarians.

In 1782, a court in the Swiss canton of Glarus found Anna Goldi guilty of poisoning an eight-year-old girl under her care by making her swallow needles.

Goldi, then a 48-year-old servant, had been tortured to try to make her admit witchcraft.

This week, the parliament in the small central Swiss region approved by 37 votes to 29, a motion overturning the ruling, which was controversial even at the time. The charges against Goldi...

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