Saturday, September 26, 2009

Rittual murder of albino

Men severed albino boy's legs in ritual killing
Posted Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:28pm AEST

A court in Tanzania has found three men guilty of murdering a 14-year-old albino boy and severing his legs.

They have been sentenced to death by hanging.

The three men attacked and killed the young boy last December - one of a string of more than 50 albino murders that have taken place in Tanzania over the past two years.

This was the first guilty verdict since then and human rights activists hope it will help put an end to albino killings.

The ritualised murders are based in a belief that the ground up bones of albinos bring good luck to those who possess them.

The three men have the right to appeal the death sentence, which the law has said was unexpected.


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