Human Rights / Papua New Guinea

The Global Mail: It’s 2013, And They’re Burning Witches

(Photograph by Vlad Sokhin) Sister Gaudentia knew immediately the spectacle the excited children were rushing to see. They were on their way to a witch-burning. There are many names for dark magic in the 850 tongues of Papua New Guinea, sanguma resonating widely in these mountains. The 74-year-old sister hurriedly rounded up some of her staff, loaded them in a car and followed the crowd, with a strong foreboding of what she would find. https://web.archive.org/web/20150320132038/http://www.theglobalmail.org/

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