Thursday, February 7, 2013

"Witch" Tortured and Set on Fire in Papua New Guinea

According to today's New York Times, a young woman in Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea was tortured and then burned alive in front of hundreds of witnesses based on accusations that she was a "witch."  The accusations were made from the family of a young boy who died in hospital the day prior.  Photographs of the burned corpse was shown in local newspapers.

(Here is a link to the article; it may be behind a paywall.)

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