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Voa (Fille photo / Experts gathered in Pemba to counter the phenomenon of albino hunting that seems to be spreading into Mozambique
The kidnapping, trafficking and murder of albinos, along with the extraction of organs and selling of body parts, has risen to alarming levels in Mozambique in recent years. Figures from the Attorney General’s Office indicate that a total of 19 human trafficking cases were processed in Mozambique in 2016, of which seven had citizens with albinism as victims.
In 2015, of the 38 human trafficking cases handled by Mozambican courts, 15 involved albinos. Of those 15, 10 were indicted, three filed, and two are still in the preliminary investigative phase.
Although the statistics show that the number of albino homicide and trafficking cases is declining, the issue is still worrying, prompting the International Organisation for Migration to hold a special meeting in Pemba, the capital of the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, on Thursday.
Deputy Attorney General Amabélia Chuquela told Voice of America that besides Mozambicans, the event was also attended by experts from Malawi and Tanzania, countries which also routinely report cases of albino abduction.Source: Voa Portugues
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