Tanzania: Ritual Killers On the Loose, As Authorities Appeal for Calm

December 13, 2014 Comments Off on Tanzania: Ritual Killers On the Loose, As Authorities Appeal for Calm

Tanzania: Ritual Killers On the Loose, As Authorities Appeal for Calm
12 December 2014  By Meddy Mulisa

Bukoba — RITUAL killers, human head hunters and sexual predators are out of their lairs again. They are on the prowl. Five people have been killed in Bukoba Municipality in what seems to be an orgy of superstitious murders.

This time the killers in Bukoba harvested the genitalia out of their victims and escaped with them. Panic is high among Kagera residents. Bukoba District Administrative Secretary (DAS), Clement Ndyamukama has appealed for joint cooperation from members of the public in fighting crime, including ritual killings which are on the increase….

The United Nations human rights officials report a spike in ritual attacks and killings of people with albinism in Tanzania….This, it says, brings the number of attacks since 2000 to 151, including 74 murders….
http://allafrica.com/stories/201412121042.html

The Education Ritual Killers Need, Fifth man arrested in north Wales care homes child abuse inquiry, US formally seeks extradition over child abuse images, Commonwealth v. Daniel Vital, Appeals Court of Massachusetts, Plymouth

August 16, 2013 Comments Off on The Education Ritual Killers Need, Fifth man arrested in north Wales care homes child abuse inquiry, US formally seeks extradition over child abuse images, Commonwealth v. Daniel Vital, Appeals Court of Massachusetts, Plymouth

Nigeria: The Education Ritual Killers Need
15 August 2013
editorial

The news of the recent arrest of an ostensibly struggling Nigerian herdsman who beheaded his 5-year-old son for money-making ritual purposes has broken many hearts. The bizarre incident happened because the obviously mad man thought it was the fastest means to get his business back on track. He is not alone: The media are filled with one ritual-related cold-blooded murder of Nigerians, especially children, hunchbacks, albinos and young women for the purpose of harvesting their body parts that the criminals consider efficacious for money-making or election-winning rituals…. http://allafrica.com/stories/201308150161.html

Fifth man arrested in north Wales care homes child abuse inquiry
The 62-year-old man was arrested under Operation Pallial investigation for alleged offences against two boys in 1980s
Josh Halliday
theguardian.com, Thursday 15 August 2013
A fifth man has been arrested under the Operation Pallial investigation into historic abuse at care homes in north Wales.

The 62-year-old man was arrested in Wrexham, north Wales, on Thursday morning on suspicion of buggery and indecent assault on two boys in the 1980s.

The offences are alleged to have taken place when the boys were 14 and 15 years old, police said. The man has been taken to a police station in north Wales, where he will be interviewed.

He is the fifth arrest under Operation Pallial, the police investigation ordered by David Cameron last year into allegations of abuse at care homes in north Wales. One man has been charged under the inquiry….

The Crown Prosecution Service said last month that 187 people were now speaking to investigators about alleged abuse…. http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/aug/15/fifth-man-arrested-north-wales-child-abuse

US formally seeks extradition over child abuse images
15 August 2013

The Four Courts in Dublin, home to the Irish Supreme Court, High, Circuit and District Courts The accused appeared before the High Court in Dublin

The US has formally requested the extradition of an Irish man described by the FBI as the “largest facilitator of child porn on the planet”.

Eric Eoin Marques, 28, of Mountjoy Square in Dublin, is wanted on four charges linked to website images.

He appeared before the High Court in Dublin on Thursday.

The court heard a formal request for extradition has been received from the US and a certificate granted by Irish Justice Minister Alan Shatter.

Patrick McGrath, senior council for the Irish attorney general, said the accused – who has Irish and US citizenship – was wanted in connection with the advertising, distribution and conspiracy to advertise and distribute child pornography.

The charges date from July 24, 2008 to July 29, 2013. He was arrested in Dublin on 31 July.

He is accused of being the sole administrator of a hosting server where multiple websites were held and where it is alleged pornographic images were shared http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23713578

Sexual Violence Legal News Online
Commonwealth v. Daniel Vital, Appeals Court of Massachusetts, Plymouth
No. 12 P 845.
Nature of the case:
Indecent assault and battery on a child and violation of an abuse prevention order.

Facts and Issues on Appeal:
Defendant, a friend of the victim’s grandparents, molested the victim in her home while staying there. The defendant subsequently went to his pastor, who knew the defendant, the victim, and the victim’s family. The defendant asked the pastor to tell the victim’s family that he was sorry and did not intend to hurt anyone. He claimed that he was not taking his medication and blamed the abuse on his confusion with pornographic material on television. The defendant also requested that the pastor try to convince the family to resolve the sexual abuse issue through the church and not take it to court. After multiple requests, the pastor eventually relayed the defendant’s messages to the family, who had already reported the crime to the police and obtained an abuse prevention order for the whole family against the defendant. At trial, the pastor testified about his communications with the defendant, to which the defendant did not object. The defendant was convicted.

On appeal, the defendant argued that the pastor violated his priest-penitent privilege by testifying in court about his confessions and communications requesting that the priest communicate with the family on his behalf. The court disagreed….

Privileges must be strictly construed and the priest-penitent privilege only applies to communications where the penitent seeks religious or spiritual counseling. The privilege does not apply when a penitent requests that his conversations be shared with a third party. Thus, because the defendant on multiple occasions requested that the pastor disclose their communications to the victim and her family, the privilege did not apply…. http://www.nesl.edu/centers/clsr_svln_online.cfm?SVID=763

The Ricki Lake Show – Stolen Childhoods, Failure to Protect: Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse, Ritual Crimes in Africa

April 10, 2013 Comments Off on The Ricki Lake Show – Stolen Childhoods, Failure to Protect: Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse, Ritual Crimes in Africa

The Ricki Lake Show – Stolen Childhoods

Victims of child abuse overcome a turbulent childhood.

April 10 – As a Hollywood actress and filmmaker, Angela Shelton was living a charmed life, but also hiding a dark secret.

Starting at age three, Angela endured years of sexual abuse at the hands of her father and stepmother. In an effort to find healing and regain pieces of her stolen childhood, she set-off cross country to make a rather unusual documentary which became “Finding Angela Shelton.” As her process of healing continued, she teamed up with the Baby Einstein Team to create safety videos for children and wrote Surviving Sexual Violence:  A Guide to Recovery and Empowerment.

http://therickilakeshow.com/episodes-clips/2013/4/Stolen-Childhoods

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oqAEEPM39e8

The conference, “Failure to Protect: Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse,” organized by Professor Phebe Haugen, featured experts from diverse institutions and organizations, who explored the successes and failures of churches, schools, residential settings, and social institutions when it comes to dealing with child abuse.  The conference was sponsored by the National Child Protection Training Center and William Mitchell College of Law ….
http://web.wmitchell.edu/news/2013/02/child-abuse-response-conference-draws-experts-from-around-country/

Three busted for suspected ritual murder
April 8, 2013 in Africa, News, Southern Africa

PRETORIA — An Indian couple and an associate were arrested at Eltivillas in Makhado for a suspected ritual murder on Saturday morning.

“Shoppers at an Indian shop in Makhado were shocked when a man stormed into a shop, reached for a freezer where he took out a human arm,” the Limpopo South African Police Services (SAPS) said in a statement.

The police were then notified and the man was arrested on the spot. The man then told the police that he went to the owner of the shop to demand his share of R70 000 and a VW Golf vehicle which he was promised for his role in the commission of the murder.

The 38-year-old man from Thengwe village then led the police to a nearby mountainous area where the mutilated body of a woman was found….

The man also confessed that the woman, who is believed to be a Pakistani resident, was killed on Wednesday last week after she was made to believe that she was going to be prayed for in the mountains,” the SAPS said.
http://www.newsday.co.zw/2013/04/08/three-busted-for-suspected-ritual-murder/

Nigeria: Woman Found Dead Without Eyes, Tongue
9 April 2013  Jos — Ritual killers on Monday struck in Jos, killing and removing the eyes and tongue of a young lady in Twanchit Village at Tudun Wada in the Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau.

The police in Jos confirmed the incident but said they had no details yet.

Residents who woke up to the ugly sight, said that the crime took place around 1:00 a.m. and that the victim could not be identified….

A resident, Rev. Joseph Bot of the Plateau Peace Movement International, said that the incident took the residents by surprise.

He said that the nature of the killing indicated that it was for ritual purposes but said that other factors could be involved….
http://allafrica.com/stories/201304090433.html

Girl (9) butchered 18 March 2013
The police, local traditional leader and community structures have called for calmness, following a volatile situation at Tshilungoma outside Thohoyandou the past week.

The situation at the village came about after the discovery of a dead child at a nearby rivulet. Some of her body parts were allegedly missing.

Mutshidzi Ramanyimi (9) went missing on 1 March 2013 while playing with other children at a neighbour’s house. An intensive search involving the police, the local community and the dog unit of the SAPS yielded no results until Friday, when a passerby spotted the body in some bushes….
http://www.limpopomirror.co.za/details/18-03-2013/girl_9_butchered/18072

Police offer R250 000 reward for information on Limpopo ritual murder
Monday 8 April 2013 Shibu Mamokgere

Limpopo police are offering a R250 000 reward to anyone who will come forward with information about the brutal murder of a nine year old girl at Tshiulungoma village outside Thohoyandou three weeks ago. The girl’s mutilated body was found inside a stream in the village a week after she had gone missing….

The family says they are disappointed that no arrests have been made even though the suspects are allegedly known….
http://www.sabc.co.za/news/a/d0184d804f304cc2a81fab1e5d06aea0/Police-offer-R250-000-reward-for-information-on-Limpopo-ritual-murder–20130408

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