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Friday, 25 September 2009

The albino tribe butchered to feed a gruesome trade in 'magical' body parts

Like a hunted animal run to ground, the little girl was cornered.

Branded a 'ghost' on account of her striking white skin, Mariam Emmanuel had been chased through her African village, in a remote corner of Tanzania, by a bloodthirsty mob.
Exhausted and terrified, the five-year-old slumped in the dust at the end of an alley. She whimpered and cowered while the adults surrounded her and sharpened their knives and machetes.

Then they set to work, butchering her and dividing up her remains between themselves.
'Mariam did not have the benefit of being unconscious before she died,' said one shocked investigator.

'She was killed, like an animal, by grown men who showed no compassion for another human being.'

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