TANZANIA: EIGHT TO HANG FOR ALBINO MURDERS
November 21, 2011: Tanzania's Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda said eight suspects were sentenced to death by hanging for the murder of albinos since a wave of witchcraft killings erupted in 2007. Pinda said in a report that 94 suspects had been arrested and 11 cases were before the courts.
"Thanks to these efforts, attacks on albinos have considerably reduced," Pinda said.
More than 60 albinos have been murdered in Tanzania since 2007 and their body parts chopped off to be sold to witch doctors who concoct charms which some believe bring good fortune and prosperity. (Sources: Agence France Presse, 22/11/2011)