Thursday, 11 September 2008

From IPP Media, Dar es Salaam
By Correspondent Felister Peter and agencies

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have condemned the killing of albinos, vowing to support local efforts to protect them.

The parliamentarians said in a recent press statement that the killings were socially and morally unacceptable and called on academics, religious leaders and human rights' activists to address the problem.

The statement said that the Parliament was shocked at reports that a number of albinos had been killed in Tanzania, addding that, reports confirmed by the government showed that at least 25 albinos, including children, were killed and mutilated since March this year in the Lake Zone.

Read full story in The Guardian.

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