Amnesty International renewed calls for an end to sorcery-related violence in Papua New Guinea on Friday following a report that six women were tortured with hot irons in an Easter "sacrifice."
This file photo, taken on February 6, 2013, shows a young woman accused of sorcery, being burned on a pile of rubbish, after being tortured, in Mount Hagen city in the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea. This type of violence is carried out in the Highlands and it is reported regularly, according to Amnesty International.
Amnesty said Papua New Guinea police were investigating the incident, but police in Port Moresby were unable to confirm this to AFP.
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