Tanzanians jailed for life over chopping off arm of an albino

Tanzanians jailed for life over chopping off arm of an albino

A Tanzania’s court on Wednesday sentenced four people to life imprisonment after they were convicted of chopping off the arm of a person with albinism.

Judge Richard Mashauri of the Tanzania High Court in Sumbawanga in the southern highlands the four had intended to sell the arm to a witch doctor.

The cutting of limbs of albinos and the killings of them in the east African nation have been driven by the belief advanced by some witch doctors that the body parts of people with albinism have properties that confer wealth and good luck.

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