Five men in Burundi have been jailed for their part in the murder of 11 albinos whose body organs were sold for witchcraft.
Some witch doctors claim the body parts of albinos bring good luck in love, life and business.
Al Jazeera’s Yvonne Ndge meets albinos who live in hiding in fear of being murdered because of their condition
Attackers chopped off the limbs of a 5-year-old albino boy and pulled out his mother’s eye, killing them in the belief that their body parts would bring wealth and success, human rights activists said Friday. Those deaths and other attacks in Tanzania are part of a long pattern of violence against African albinos. At least 10,000 have been displaced or gone into hiding, and 71 have been killed in Tanzania and Burundi since attacks against them spiked in late 2007, according to the International Federation of the Red Cross.
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