UN urges Papua New Guinea to stop attacks on 'witches'

'Mystery' deaths and illnesses blamed on alleged sorcerers

(ANSA) - Rome, June 13 - The United Nations on Friday urged Papua New Guinea to stop attacks against women and sometimes men believed to be witches.
    UN human rights adviser Signe Poulsen criticised the government for allegedly doing nothing to stop the attacks.
    The government has faced repeated criticism for failing to protect women amid broad superstition that 'mystery' deaths and illnesses are caused by alleged sorcerers.
   

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