Thursday, August 19, 2010

Not For Sale

Kenyan Sentenced for Attempting Sale of Albino Man

A Kenyan man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for trying to sell an albino man to witchdoctors in Tanzania, local media reported Thursday.

At least 53 albinos have been killed since 2007 in the east African nation and their body parts sold for use in witchcraft, especially in the remote northwest regions of Mwanza and Shinyanga, both gold-mining regions where superstition is rife.

The victims' blood and body parts are used for potions. Witchdoctors tell their clients that the body parts will bring them luck in love, life and business.

So $263,000 buys you an albino in Tanzania... I wonder how many regular people you could purchase in that impoverished country. And I thought only racist white Americans ever bought and sold slaves. Shocking.

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