Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Albinos ‘hunted’ in Nampula

Resultado de imagem para albinosFollowing the disappearance of three albino Mozambicans, the Police of the Republic of Mozambique (PRM) have put out an alert regarding the existence of a possible network dedicated to the hunting of albinos – individuals with a genetic mutation causing partial or total loss of pigmentation in the skin, eyes and hair – allegedly for body parts.According to the provincial commander of the PRM in Nampula, Abel Nuro, two of the three albinos abducted have been rescued while one is still missing. Nuro also said that all three were kidnapped by people suspected of belonging to a crime ring trafficking humans for the removal of organs.According to ‘Notícias’, as soon as the abductions were reported, the police set to work identifying the gang, culminating in the release of the two victims. The abductions took place at different times.The albino still missing was identified by police as Basilio Abacar, 20 years of age, who was taken from his home in Nataleia, in the district of Malema by two individuals who are still at large. The men sought have been named as Horácio Carolino and Feliciano Sebastião, who had, days before the young man's disappearance, told the family that they were looking for albinos.

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