Friday, December 24, 2010
...With a CAPITAL "L"...
The number included at least 14 suspected sorcerers previously known to have been lynched in the far southwestern region of Grand'Anse as local people feared they were spreading cholera with a magical substance. The area has been largely spared by the outbreak.
"We have counted 40 people dead in Grand'Anse department alone, where people are attacking natural healers they accuse of cholera-linked witchcraft," said communications ministry official Moise Fritz Evens.
Five other people were killed in similar circumstances elsewhere in the country.
"The victims -- most of them voodoo priests -- were stoned or hacked with machetes before being burned in the street," added the official, who was presenting the results of an investigation conducted in Grand'Anse earlier this month."
Now don't forget to send as much of your hard earned money as possible to Haitian relief efforts. So what that past donations intended to educate the population were stolen by villains, thieves, and scoundrels; eradicating the sorcerers is really really important and decent rope is expensive.