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Update: Tanzanian Courts Abandon Prosecution

August 11, 2009

An update on the threat to people with albinism in Tanzania from our partner organization, Under the Same Sun

Vancouver BC, Canada – August 6, 2009:
“As the slaughter of albinos continues, promises from Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete and Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda that the killers would be brought to justice swiftly have not yet been fulfilled. Now the Kahama and Shinyanga High Courts which have been holding trials for 4 of the suspected killers of victims with albinism say they have run out of funds. THESE TRIALS HAVE NOW BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. ”

Download the full press release (pdf).

If you haven’t already, sign the Under the Same Sun petition in support of people living with albinism in Africa, or pass it on to your friends.

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One comment

  1. TANZANIA GOVERNMENT SHOULD MAKE SURE THAT FUNDS FOR PROCECUTION OF ALBINO KILLERS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE JUDGES TO CONTINUE WITH JUSTICE PROSECUTION



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