Tuesday, December 02, 2003

DRC: plight of "child sorcerers"

Thousands of children in the DRC stand accused of being child sorcerers, held responsible for all sorts of accidents and misfortunes. Some of these kids are accused by their own families and the children are so traumatized that they confess to being sorcerers. And the punishment for sorcery ... according to the report, children can be beaten, kicked out of their homes, and even murdered.

The article is short and definitely worth a read ...