May 10, 2011
Hundreds of Albinos Killed in Tanzania to “Cure” AIDS
Hundreds of albinos in Tanzania are believed to have been killed and young albino girls raped as a black magic “cure” for AIDS, Reuters reports. Albino “hunters” harvest albino blood, hair, genitals and other body parts of their victims for potions that they incorrectly believe will cure AIDS. Tanzania has a population of 40.7 million people, including about 1.4 million people living with HIV. While it has been criticized for inaction, the Tanzanian government says it will put an end to the killings.
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