Friday, March 20, 2009
SORCEROR NEWS: GAMBIANS ABDUCTED BY WITCH DOCTORS
Gambians 'taken by witch doctors' from the BBC "Overtly concerned with African witchcraft!"
Up to 1,000 Gambian villagers have been abducted by "witch doctors" to secret detention centres and forced to drink potions, a human rights group says. Amnesty International said some forced to drink the concoctions developed kidney problems, and two had died. Officials in the police, army and the president's personal protection guard had accompanied the "witch doctors" in the bizarre roundup, said witnesses. Gambia's government was unavailable to comment on the claims. The human rights group asserted that many of those abducted were elderly.
Read the whole thing here, at the jolly old BBC.