Friday, February 13, 2009

'Witches' put to death in Papua New Guinea as mob rule takes hold

They are burnt, stoned, slashed, poisoned or hanged. They range from the young to the elderly and more often than not they are women. Often they are killed by mobs of men but sometimes they face kangaroo courts. They are the “sorcerers” of Papua New Guinea — victims of a literal witch-hunt in one the world's poorest and most isolated countries.

'Witches' put to death in Papua New Guinea as mob rule takes hold

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