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    African Albinos Murdered for Body Parts

    I was shocked today when I read in the newspaper that in a section of Africa on the east side there have been many albino blacks that have been murdered for their body parts. Someone got the idea that the albino parts bring good luck and good health. How gruesome.
    The lady who wrote the article was a teacher and an albino, she had to flee her home and good job after a friend of hers, who was also an albino, was murdered.
    One man tried to stop the killing of his 10 year old albino son, but was unable to.
    It is hard to believe that such a practice exists in these modern times.

    The article said that both parents had to carry the albino gene to have an albino child, if only one parent had the gene, then the child would not be an albino.
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    As usual, the African world is shockingly uncivilised... it's an absolute travesty we have them living amongst us in our own countries.

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    Post Death Toll Grows for African Albinos Hunted for Witch Doctors’ Brews


    In 2009 Mariamu Staford, a Tanzanian woman in her mid-20s, was sleeping in her hut when a group of men broke in and chopped off her arms. In the shadow of the Rwandan genocide and perennial war in Congo, where violence against women has become so common as to be considered a war tactic, Staford’s story is sadly less shocking than it might be.


    But Staford wasn’t attacked for tribalism, demoralization or sex. She has albinism, a medical condition in which the body produces little or no pigment that exists in every ethnic group throughout the world. In East Africa albinos’ limbs are highly valued — often fetching thousands of dollars on the black market — by witch doctors who use the bones in potions they sell to those who think they bring prosperity.


    Since 2007 in Tanzania, 64 people with albinism have been murdered for their body parts. Fourteen others have been mutilated....
    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headline...doctors-brews/

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