- The Washington Times - Friday, February 8, 2013

A mob stripped, bound, tortured then burned to death a woman accused of witchcraft in Papua New Guinea, as hundreds of witnesses — including children — watched and took photographs.

The pictures were published on the front pages of the Oceania nation’s largest circulation newspapers, Associated Press reports.

Sorcery-related killings are not uncommon on the island. A 20-year-old accused of sorcery died in a hospital earlier this week after being tortured with a hot iron rod, doused in gasoline and set on fire, AP reports.


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Police have yet to make any arrests in either of the cases, and members of the public weren’t cooperating in the investigation, AP said.

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