Another nation violates human rights: Sacraficing Children Returns in Uganda

“A BBC investigation into human sacrifice in Uganda has heard first-hand accounts which suggest ritual killings of children may be more common than authorities have acknowledged.”

The Ugandan government told us that human sacrifice is on the increase, and according to the head of the country’s Anti-Human Sacrifice Taskforce the crime is directly linked to rising levels of development and prosperity, and an increasing belief that witchcraft can help people get rich quickly.”

“‘They capture other people’s children. They bring the heart and the blood directly here to take to the spirits… They bring them in small tins and they place these objects under the tree from which the voices of the spirits are coming,’ he said.”

“Meanwhile, a former witch-doctor who now campaigns to end child sacrifice confessed for the first time to having murdered about 70 people, including his own son.”

This is so depressing that there are parts in the world that still practice human sacrifice as well as society. I thought throughout time as societies mature more that this will be part of the past rather than continuing to be practiced. Harming anybody in this manner should be frowned on, especially sacrificing children. Who knows what how those children could have actually benefited society if they had the opportunity to grow and become adults, but now we will never know as their lives are no longer.

 Source:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/8441813.stm

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