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Murders Terrify Tanzanian Albinos

Killers sell body parts for use in witchcraft
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2008 2:03 PM CST
Murders Terrify Tanzanian Albinos
Tanzanian dancers welcome Bill Clinton as he arrives in Dar es Salaam last year. Some in Tanzania purchase the body parts of albinos for good luck.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Tanzanian Albinos are living in fear, "unsure of waking up in one piece," said one, as 30 have been killed this year for their body parts, the Guardian reports. Their pigment-free hair, skin, genitals, and extremities are used in witchcraft to bring enrichment, a “stupid belief,” says the country’s president. His support of a rally held by some of Tanzania's 200,000 albinos has been ineffective in curbing the killings.
(Read more Tanzania stories.)

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