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Malawi: Murder of Baby with Albinism Highlights Failure to Protect Vulnerable Group


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Malawi: Murder of Baby with Albinism Highlights Failure to Protect Vulnerable Group

WASHINGTON - The horrific murder of a two-year-old girl with albinism highlights the failure by the Malawi’s authorities to adequately protect this vulnerable group, said Amnesty International following the discovery of her skull, teeth and the clothes she was wearing in Balantha Hill in Kasungu district.

The child, Whitney Chilumpha,had been missing since being abducted from her home whilst sleeping beside her mother in Chiziya village, Kasungu district, on 3 April. She is the twelfth person with albinism known to have been killed in Malawi since December 2014.

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