Thursday, August 19, 2010

BBC News-Kenyan Jailed For Trying To Sell Albino Man For Body Parts

An Albino man in Tanzania: AFP
(Story reported by Eric Nampesya for BBC News)

A court in Tanzania has sentenced a Kenyan accused of trying to sell an albino to 17 years in jail and a fine of more than $50,000 (£41,200).

The court sentenced Nathan Mutei after he pleaded guilty to human trafficking.

Police said they arrested Mutei in a sting operation as he tried to sell an albino fellow Kenyan for the equivalent of more than $250,000.

Albino body parts are prized in parts of Africa, with witch-doctors claiming they have special powers

(click here to read the full story on the BBC News website).

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