Monday, January 12, 2015

Papua New Guinea Women Fleeing Sorcery Accusations

"A number of women in Papua New Guinea have been forced to flee their homes amid accusations they practice witchcraft, becoming the latest victims of a growing phenomenon of sorcery-related violence, officials have said.

Ruth Kissam, a youth coordinator with the Western Highlands Provincial Government told Radio Australia that four women in Enga province in Papua New Guinea's northern highlands "have fled their villages," and said "they are refugees in their own land."

Earlier reports said the four women, along with 13 children, were in danger of being killed. The women had purportedly been fingered by a "witch-hunter" who sought to blame them for a measles outbreak that had killed several locals.”

Cenk Uygur ( and Ana Kasparian ( break it down on The Young Turks.

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