Accused PNG witches and their children in danger of being killed | Pacific Beat

Accused PNG witches and their children in danger of being killed

Accused PNG witches and their children in danger of being killed

Updated 26 December 2014, 16:52 AEDT

Reports from Papua New Guinea Highlands indicate that women and children in a remote area are in danger of being murdered after being accused of being witches.

The four women and their 13 children and grandchildren fear being hunted down and killed, after a witch finder pointed them out when villagers were investigating why several local people died in a measles outbreak.

A Lutheran missionary in the Highlands, Anton Lutz, tells Bruce Hill details are still coming in about the case, and church, government and NGO organisations are working together to see if help can get to the threatened women and children.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Lutheran missionary in the PNG Highlands, Anton Lutz

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