Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Three men to hang for Tanzania albino murder

From Reuters Africa, Dar es Salaam
By George Obulutsa

Tanzania's high court on Wednesday sentenced three men to hang for the murder of a 13-year-old albino boy, killed for his body parts in the country's northwest, local media and a rights group said.

At least 53 albinos have been killed since 2007 in the east African nation and their body parts sold for use in witchcraft, especially in the remote northwest regions of Shinyanga and Mwanza where superstition is rife.


Read also:
Three sentenced to hang for murder of an African 'ghost' - from The Independent, London, UK

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