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    Oh, my God...

    is the only thing that comes to my mind. Another case of depravity.

    Malawi's albinos at risk of extinction

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/30/africa...ion/index.html

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    Been going on for decades there. Picks up again every couple years, last major round before the current one was in 2008 when around 35 Albinos were killed in Tanzania (which were half the victims of the entire 14 years between 2000 and 2013 in the country).

    Tanzania, the main market for albino body parts, outlawed witchdoctors in 2014 and arrested several hundred in hopes to curb the problem. The current resurgence followed that. The problem is at a different level though, see: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/fea...073105627.html

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    "UN expert on albinism"

    Tell me they are not serious
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    The UN had a factfinding mission on this particular crime series in Malawi this month, hence the expertise. The woman in question - who heads that mission and is quoted in the article - is an albino herself btw. She's worked at the UTSS pro-albino NGO activist group before, and has published on human rights issues albinos face. And yeah, she's officially a "UN Expert on Albinism":

    http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/P...nAlbinism.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by kato View Post
    The UN had a factfinding mission on this particular crime series in Malawi this month, hence the expertise. The woman in question - who heads that mission and is quoted in the article - is an albino herself btw. She's worked at the UTSS pro-albino NGO activist group before, and has published on human rights issues albinos face. And yeah, she's officially a "UN Expert on Albinism":

    http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/P...nAlbinism.aspx
    Are there studies on albinism?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doktor View Post
    Are there studies on albinism?
    It's a well-explored social studies field - worldwide. See e.g.:

    https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/han...exBraathen.pdf
    https://thesis.eur.nl/pub/6633/
    http://publicationslist.org/data/aja...JASE%209.2.pdf
    http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/handle/10292/9236
    http://www.sajbl.org.za/index.php/sa...e/view/236/287

    In fact there's probably as many theses on the social aspects of albinism as on the molecular genetic aspect...

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    My albino friend feels priviledged now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbm3fan View Post
    is the only thing that comes to my mind. Another case of depravity.

    Malawi's albinos at risk of extinction

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/30/africa...ion/index.html
    This is not going to stop unless the attackers and witch doctors are caught, tried and executed effectively.

    Some times force is the answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doktor View Post
    My albino friend feels priviledged now.
    Is it "white" privilege?
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