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New Guinea, Old Horror

By Anastasia , published on Feb 11, 2013

I was horrified to learn of the dreadful death last week in Papua New Guinea of Kepari Leniata, a twenty-year-old mother, burned alive after being accused of bringing about the death of a six-year-old boy by sorcery. She was dragged from her hut by a mob, stripped naked and tortured with white hot iron bars before being incinerated on top of a pile of petrol soaked tyres. This atrocity took place the village of Paiala in the highlands to the north-west of Port Moresby, the capital.

Belief in witchcraft and black magic is widespread in Papua New Guinea, but please do not assume that... (more)

Tags: crime, witchcraft, papua new guinea, superstition

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