When in 2009 ASH Executive Secretary George Thindwa saw the original report of the conviction of Bertha Yohane and her sentencing to four years imprisonment on charges of witchcraft he swore to himeself that he would work to have her released.
She is now released after successful appeal and back with her family as the photo taken at Thindwa's home clearly shows.
Yohane expressed her gratitude:
"I had no idea that any people or organisation that did not know me personally could be so kind as to help me."
A report on the outline of the case appears under the heading "Another witch freed" in the blog of March 17, below.