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Accusations of witchcraft are prompting a series of brutal murders in PNG. The victims are usually old ladies, beaten to death with the approval of their neighbours.

“Once they eliminate the sorcerer they feel safe,” explains police officer Tamgo Nimne. Locals believe that all misfortune happens for a reason and so sorcery offers an explanation for the seemingly inexplicable. Those suspected of casting spells are often tortured by other villagers until they confess to their crimes or name other sorcerers.

Produced by ABC Australia

A documentary from : Journeyman Pictures

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