Monday, November 17, 2008

Albino girl killed for body parts

This is disgusting....

A six-year-old albino girl in Burundi has been found dead with her head and limbs removed, in the latest killing linked to ritual medicine.

Albinos in the region have been targeted because of a belief peddled by witchdoctors that their body parts can be used for magic potions.

The girl, who was attacked on Sunday, was the sixth person with albinism to be killed in Burundi since September.

There have also been a number of attacks in neighbouring Tanzania.

The latest attack took place in Burundi's eastern province of Ruyigi.

The BBC's Prime Ndikumagenge in Burundi said the child and her family had only just returned to their family home.

Armed attackers broke into the family home and tied up the girl's parents before shooting her in the head, local officials say.

They had been among a group of about 50 people with albinism to have fled to a provincial centre because they feared for her safety.

The head of the Burundi Albinos' Association, Kasim Kazungu, says people with albinism had not suffered any discrimination until other Burundians heard about the lucrative trade in albino body parts in neighbouring Tanzania.

Last week, police in south-western Tanzania arrested a man who was attempting to sell his albino wife to Congolese traders.

Two mothers in western Tanzania were also attacked with machetes after gangs failed to find their albino children. (BBC News)

9 comments:

  1. wait. what? dear god...is there not another planet to which we can escape

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  2. that is bad does anyone know what to do to stop it

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  3. people are rediculous nowadays

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  4. yea i agree people are rediculous... imagine... getting home to ur family then being attacked, tied up, and watching ur little girl (6) being shot in the head and her limbs cut off... WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMMING TO?! PEOPLE GET A GRIP OF YOURSELVES!!!! >:(

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  5. that is complete insanity. people are not animals. people are not to be hunted and KILLED. why is this not being dealt with?

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  6. oh my god! who ever did that needs some serious help! just saying!

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  7. "People are not animals that should be hunted or killed." Not even animals should be hunted or killed. They are gods creatures just like us. They have a right to life... the people who are evil however do not.. their day will come.

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  8. My limbs cannot be used for potions and crap.Albinos are people too!We're just the same as "normal people".We've got the same organs, hearts, and lives!We aren't different, just dis-simalar.

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