NEWS: Tanzanians with Albinism Regularly Murdered

Posted on 2 November 2008. Filed under: Blind, News, Sub-Saharan Africa Region, Violence | Tags: , , , , , , |

In some countries, it is believed that people with albinism have magical powers. This can sometimes lead to the murder of people with albinism so that their body parts can be sold to witch doctors for use in their potions.

Albinism is a condition that causes lack of pigmentation (coloration) in the hair, skin, and eyes; most people with albinism have some degree of vision impairment, and many are legally blind.

Read more about a series of murders committed against people with albinism in Tanzania–and what is being done to stop them–at http://www.underthesamesun.com/home.php

People may sign a petition protesting these murders at http://tinyurl.com/4wk5za



I learned about this story, and the petition, via the Disabled Peoples’ International email newsletter.

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Fine info about the pigmentation disorder albinism. the treatment of albinism is not possible however many tecktics are in used for the hide of such condition.

interesting post about pigmentation of skin.


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