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Papua New Guinea: Fears for women accused of ‘sorcery’

, Index number: ASA 34/001/2013

A seriously injured woman and her two daughters are being held in Papua New Guinea by a group that accuses them of practising “sorcery”. There are grave fears for their safety following the beheading of a woman last week after she was also accused of “sorcery”. The response from the police has so far been seriously inadequate.

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