I've read a lot of horrible stories about the situation in Tansania and Burundi - but this one turned my stomach. I can't believe that humans are capable of being so cruel to one another. I know, nothing new to history, but I can't imagine it. Thank God it's beyond my personal understanding. I can't stop thinking about this child and his parents.
Albino boy slaughtered in Burundi
Agence France-PresseFebruary 24, 2009
BUJUMBURA - A six-year-old albino boy was dismembered alive in his home in Burundi, the latest in a string of murders linked to witchcraft, a police spokesman said Tuesday.
"Last night at around 10:00 pm (2000 GMT), a group of criminals attacked a family in Ruvumo town, in the northern province of Kayanza," Pierre Chanel Ntarabaganyi told AFP.
"They tied up the parents of a six-year-old albino boy and then chopped off his arms and legs before running away... The child was dismembered alive and his screaming woke up the entire neighbourhood."
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