20yr old woman burnt infront of hundreds of onlookers after being accused of being a witch


WHO TO BLAME

Who to pick,
Who to blame,
Who to burn,
Who to maim,

Quick pick a witch

Who to pay for the source of all our pain

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Absolutely heartbreaking and sadly all to common. My heart goes out the women’s family.

Type in Papua New Guinea on twitter for more articles. The UN and US embassy in Port Moresby have condemed it.

Th article below is taken from the New York times website, they even have a photo.

Villagers turned on the young mother, 20, after relatives of a 6-year-old boy who died last week accused her of sorcery

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea — A mob stripped, tortured and bound a woman accused of witchcraft, then burned her alive in front of hundreds of horrified witnesses in a Papua New Guinea town…

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/accused-witch-burned-alive-papua-new-guinea-article-1.1258655#ixzz2KN47UIPC

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18 comments

  1. That is so terrible…you would have thought that those witch hunting days would be over since sorcery is just a guise people put on others that they are afraid of. This is definitely disappointing and heartbreaking at the same time.

    1. It is terrible. What’s worse is that UN reports that sorcery is blamed in order for people to acquire the possessions of those accused. Papua New Guinean’s should be in an uproar about this but we just carry on..I think it is when it becomes an accepted way of life that we should be most afraid and it is accepted.

  2. I clicked like but no one could like this, but kudos to you for writing about it. Hundreds of people looked on, took photos ?? I am so astounded that no one intervened on her behalf. This is like living in the middle ages. Like you my heart goes out to her relatives especially her poor children.

    1. I know what you mean about the like button. While I am shocked no one helped I realised that to do so would have put that person in danger as well. But my question is where were the cops??

  3. Its very sad that this happens to innocent people because of supidity.

    I have a couple posts on the same thing in Brition, i think i will do a post on this and give you a mention.

  4. This is scarily close to home. In two ways. I live in Aus, and my husband works inPNG on occasion. He has heard tales like this numerous times. Unfortunately, for those living in remote parts of the country, it is the way they do things. I am not condoning this behaviour, and I feel for all involved. Thankfully, white people, like my husband, as expats are treated quite well.

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