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Tanzania sentences 34 people to death for killing people with albinism

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. “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.

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