Saturday, May 30, 2009

Witnesses have testified in the case of 11 men in Burundi, accused of the attempted murder of albino people and selling of their body parts

Initial charges of murder have been dropped because the prosecution failed to produce enough evidence. Police suspect the body parts are being sold in neighboring Tanzania, for use in witchcraft. Forty-six albino people have been murdered in Tanzania in the past 18 months, but no-one has been convicted. But the violence against albinos is not restricted to Tanzania; in November 2008 a six-year-old albino girl in Burundi was found dead with her head and limbs removed.


What year is this again?

'Men Sold Albinos' Limbs To Witch Doctors'

African albino slaughter 'a tragedy': MP

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