Wednesday, Sep 6th 2017 11AM  17°C 2PM  19°C 5-Day Forecast Home News U.S. Sport TV&Showbiz Australia Femail Health Science Money Video Travel Fashion Finder Wires Home Login Six jailed in Tanzania for chopping off hand of albino boy Site By REUTERS PUBLISHED: 17:05 BST, 4 September 2017 | UPDATED: 17:05 BST, 4 September 2017   Enter your search Like Daily Mail Follow @MailOnline Follow Daily Mail +1 Daily Mail DON'T MISS By Kizito Makoye DAR ES SALAAM, Sept 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Tanzanian court has sentenced six men to 20 years in jail each for chopping off the hand of an albino boy in the hope of selling it as a witchcraft charm. The men were charged with severing the left hand of 12-year-old Mwigulu Matonange in February 2013 and running away with it, before some were caught scouting for a prospective buyer, the local Daily News reported. +99 NEW Web Top ARTICLES The United Nations estimates that at least 75 albinos were killed in Tanzania between 2000 and 2015 but says that could represent a fraction of the attacks as most occur in secretive Share rituals in rural areas. Albinos are attacked for their body parts, which are prized in witchcraft and can fetch a high price. The four men were convicted on Friday of conspiring to murder and attempting to kill the boy, charges that carried separate jail terms. However they were not sentenced to the maximum term of life imprisonment due to mitigations and the fact none had previous criminal records, Justice Adam Mambi told the high court in the southwestern Rukwa region. 'The entire family is over the moon!' Kim Kardashian and Kanye West 'will welcome third child in January via surrogate' Expecting again! Cristiano Ronaldo's pregnant girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez shows off blossoming baby bump as she takes footballer's eldest son for a stroll in Madrid PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Jamie Redknapp parties with pals at private members club GQ Award after-party amid ongoing rumours of 'split' from Louise... EXCLUSIVE: Megan McKenna knocks $250million Taylor Swift off the top of the charts with her debut single... and reveals she'd be flattered to collaborate George Clooney, 56, discusses parenting his  

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