Rachel shows the scars from wounds inflicted on her when she was accused of sorcery and tortured with hot machetes, spades and rods for a full day by people she knew. . Photo: AFP

PNG tribes blame ‘witches’ for disease. They are raped, tortured and burned

  • Heart attacks, diabetes and HIV/Aids are becoming more common, but are still not well understood. They are sometimes blamed on sorcery
  • There have been at least 20 murders linked to sorcery accusations in the Tsak Valley highlands in the past few years, and dozens more violent attacks
Topic |   Crime

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Rachel shows the scars from wounds inflicted on her when she was accused of sorcery and tortured with hot machetes, spades and rods for a full day by people she knew. . Photo: AFP
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