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Accused witches in PNG freed after police, missionaries visit | Pacific Beat

Accused witches in PNG freed after police, missionaries visit

Accused witches in PNG freed after police, missionaries visit

Updated 20 January 2015, 17:31 AEDT

Four women in Papua New Guinea accused of witchcraft have been saved by police and missionaries.

The women had been accused of practising sorcery after a measles epidemic killed several people in the remote Hewa language speaking area of Enga province last year, and were in danger of being murdered.

But an expedition into the area by missionaries and police at the weekend has led local people to renounce such violence.

Enga province police deputy commander Epenes Nili was part of the expedition, and he explains what happened.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Epenes Nili, Enga province police deputy commander

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