Mozambique: father arrested after trying to sell three albino children

Mozambique: father arrested after trying to sell three albino children

A father who wanted to sell his three albino children to have their bodies used in witchcraft has been arrested in northwest Mozambique before the deal was finalized, police said on Monday.

Police in the Tete region arrested the father and uncle of the three children last weekend, after being alerted by an anonymous denunciation.

The three children were to be sold to neighboring Malawi, for a total amount equivalent to some 38,000 euros, local police spokesman Feliciano da Câmara told a press conference.

In southern Africa, albinos face discrimination and attack.

Parts of their bodies are used in witchcraft rituals, believed to bring good fortune and health.

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