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Tanzania sentences 34 people to death for killing people with
Nov 2 2017 - 3:01pm
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Law and Justice
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Tanzania’s Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) said on Thursday at
least 34 people have been sentenced to death by hanging during for killing people with
albinism in the country.
Beatrice Mpembo, a State Attorney from the DPP told a two-day consultative meeting
to strategise on countering brutality and killings of people with albinism that the
convictions were from 2006 to 2016.
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“Several other cases of people accused of killing people with albinism are still pending
in courts throughout the country,” Mpembo,
She told the meeting organised by Tanzania Commission for Human Rights and Good
Governance in the political capital Dodoma that 67 cases of the killings of people with
albinism were still pending in courts across the country.
Mpembo said her office has been facing difficulties in administering cases related to
the killings of people with albinism and attacks on such people due to insufficient
“Most cases related to the killings of people with albinism involve some family
members, as a result it has been difficult to get sufficient evidence due to lack of
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