Amnesty slams Malawi over albino attacks

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Amnesty International has taken Malawi to task for its lack of commitment to end albino attacks following the brutal attack on a 51 year-old albino woman whose hand was chopped off by thugs.

Lucia Kainga

Lucia Kainga had her hand hacked off on Sunday

The woman, Lucia Kainga, was attacked together with her husband on Saturday in Chitipa district by four men.

Reacting on the attack, Amnesty International has demanded Malawi government to investigate the attack and to bring to book the culprits.

The international human rights organisation has further expressed shock over Malawi’s failure to curb the barbaric acts against people with albinism.

“Authorities must investigate the gruesome attack on Saturday on a woman with albinism and bring those suspected of the crime to justice.

“Just last month, the Malawian authorities assured Amnesty International that they are stepping up their efforts to prevent and punish these superstition-based attacks,” said Muleya Mwananyanda, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Southern Africa in a statement made available to Malawi24.

Meanwhile, police have arrested Joseph Ndimbwa in connection to the attack on the woman.

In June Amnesty International released a report titled “We are not animals to be hunted or sold”: Violence and discrimination against people with albinism in Malawi” which shed more light on the crimes against people with albinism in Malawi.

The report showed that women and children with albinism are particularly vulnerable to killings, and are sometimes targeted by their own close relatives.

After the report was published, Malawi government said Amnesty International must stay away from issues that are happening in the country.

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  1. Mulungu wolenga zonse akungodikila nthawi. Nonse muonekera posachedwapa anthu okupha inu. Mukukhala ngati ofuna kuthandiza pomwenso ndinu achinyengo ma spy.

  2. antha mMalawi dziko lopanda nkhondo??? Ichi chikutanthauza kuti mtendere mziko lino ndiwa anthu opanda ulumali wa achi Albino okha. Angakhale migwirizano ya aufulu yomwe asogoleli a mMalawi amakasayinilana ndi mabungwe akuwaopawo sakhuza anthu a Chialbino. Inu asogoleli kodi ma ufulu amunthu wachi Albino uli patiii? Aboma wonaniponi kawiri pankhani iyi kuti anthu asakukayikileni. Mukulazawa ndimavoti anu amawa. U Amnasty international what should Malawi do on this issue to satesfy u??

  3. Mob justice, r u registered with international organisations? If u have full & real evidence about the Albino killers, abductors and bone possesioners do ur work if u r really to reduce or end this stupid malpractice. Boma likuopa a mabungwewa. Inafe zimatiwawa kwambiri tikamamva zakuvutika kowawitsa kwambiri kwa anzathuwa. Kodi zimasiyana pati ndi anthu oti mudziko lawo muli nkhondo nthawi yiliyonse munthu atha kuchitilidwa chiwembu chilichonse ndi Maalbino akumalawi omwenso nawonso amakhala mwam

  4. kod ma albino omwe ali olemeletsa nd aku malawi okha? bwanji maiko ena amthu ngat amenewa alipo koma akukhala mwamtendere…. mmmmmmmm Malawi zoona mwati mulemere chifukwa cha moyo wanzanu? koma ziwani tsiku lomaliza muzayankha

  5. ngat boma lichibwezera zasiyana pati?LUSCIOUS BANDA ukumva bwanj ndi miyoyo ya abale athuwa?uli munyumba ya malamulo ukunenapo chan zankhalidwde umeneu?chianipo kanthu

  6. Nanga kutakhala kuti ndi mwana wanu inu mungatani? Chonde amalawi tiyeni tithandizane pogonjetsa anthu amene akuchosa moyo wa anzathu ma arbino

  7. If Malawi Is Failing To Do Away With Albino Attackers,what Is Amnesty International Doing?Criticisms Without A Solution Are Useless.To Hell With Your Hipocrisy.

  8. Apapa zikuwonesa kuti aboma akuziwapodi kanthu chifukwa chanji akungonyinyirika ngati zenizeni koma zaboza.
    Winiko amanena zoona eti!!
    Msaganize kuti boma lanu lipitirile ndinu akupha anthu dziko lawona.

  9. This is a clear message to the government that it has failed to protect its own citizens!
    I just hope Muthalika reads this message!

  10. Izi ndiye zafika pomvesa chisoni ndithu. Koma dziko lathu lomwe timanena kuti ndilatendereri. Umenewu ndi tendere? pepani kwambiri inu anthu omwe mukuchita zoipazi kuti musiye ndithu.

  11. This pains me. Why Malawi we dont think on our own. We always wait for international to point out that this and that is going worse. Kalindo protested and Dpp was not impressed. Mzungu kubwera u agree and cheer up. Malawi there is no way u get rich by killing someone. Let get educated and work hard we will be rich. Albino is a human being like u. #STOP KILLING PEOPLE WITH ALBINISM. ALBINO ndimwana wamunthu ngati inu chonde napepe Malawi

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  16. boma likakhazikitsa lamulo loti opezekayo naye aphedwe inu nomwe mubwela ndi nkhani yaufulu kudzudzula boma kuti likulakwa,zigawenga masiku ano ndizo,we zili ndi ufulu kuposa olakwilidwa coz of mabungwe opusa amasiku anowa.

  17. lack of intervention from international organisations is one factor zinthuzi zikupitilira. they pay more attention pa za ma ufulu a ma gays and other irrelevant stuffs. The way u respond to homophobia should b the same ndi ma albinoes.

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