PAPUA NEW GUINEA: EIGHT SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR SORCERY KILLINGS
July 25, 2018:
Eight people have been sentenced to death and 88 jailed for life over the sorcery-related killings of seven men and children in Papua New Guinea, a report said. (Sources: Afp, 25/07/2018)
The murders happened in April 2014 in the Pacific nation's Madang province, with the National Court hearing a "berserk" crowd used bows and arrows, knives and axes to kill the victims.
Of the 97 people charged, eight were handed the death penalty and 88 imprisoned, The National newspaper reported. The other person died last month.