Court in Malawi Sentences Albino Murder to 155-year Jail terms

Three men in Malawi have been each sentenced by a High Court to 155 years in jail for killing a person with albinism, reports the BBC.

Aged 44, 45 and 71, they were found guilty after they confessed to the murder of a 23-year-old albino man in January this year. One of those sentenced was the man’s uncle.

Over the past decade, Southeastern African nation has experienced gruesome attacks and killings of people with albinism, fuelled by false beliefs that concoctions mixed with their body parts bring luck and wealth, according to the BBC.

Featured Image caption: Many people with albinism in Malawi feel vulnerable because of the high risk of attack. [Photo AFP]