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Papua New Guinea: Appalling violence against six women in Easter ‘witch-hunt’

Headline Title:  Papua New Guinea: Appalling violence against women in Easter ‘witch-hunt’ 05 April 2013 Authorities in Papua New Guinea must take urgent action to prevent and punish ‘sorcery’-related violence, following reports six women and a man were abducted and subjected to acts of appalling cruelty by a  group who accused them of witchcraft. Komape Lap from the Southern Highlands claims he and six women had their hands tied, were stripped naked and had hot iron rods pushed into their genitals. Komape Lap escaped but the fate of the six women is unknown. The attack is reported…

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