История танзанийских детей-альбиносов, чьи тела стоят дороже золота (фото)

Фотограф Эрик Ляфорг задокументировал трагические истории танзанийских детей-альбиносов, чья плоть, по мнению колдунов, приносит удачу. Страна готовится к президентским выборам, и нападения на альбиносов могут участиться — жители болеют за своих кандидатов.

Ляфорг посетил учреждение, управляемое благотворительной организацией Under the Same Sun. Там под круглосуточной охраной живут дети-альбиносы. Их выпускают на улицу только в сопровождении охранников.

MANDATORY CREDIT: Eric Lafforgue/REX Shutterstock. Only for use in this story. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission Mandatory Credit: Photo by Eric Lafforgue/REX Shutterstock (5219850aq) Tanzania, East Africa, Dar es Salaam, teens and children with albinism at under the same sun house Baraka Cosmas Albinism, Tanzania, - 01 Jun 2015 FULL BODY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/r7cl The Tanzanian Albinos Whose Flesh Is Worth More Than Gold A photographer has captured the tragic lives of Tanzanian albino children where, according to witchdoctors, their flesh brings luck. As the African country prepares for its 5th quinquennial election since the restoration of a multi-party system, there is concern that attacks on albinos may increase as people attempt to elect their chosen candidate. Professional photographer Eric Lafforgue travelled to Tanzania in June (2015) and visited a house run by charity Under The Same Sun in north western Tanzania. In the house in Dar Es Salaam children with albinism live under 24 hour protection.

«В Танзании тела альбиносов на вес золота. Колдуны используют части их тел — носы, гениталии, языки, пальцы и уши — для приготовления снадобий, которые якобы приносят счастье», — рассказывает Ляфорг.

С 2000 года в стране было зарегистрировано 76 убийств альбиносов, хотя на самом деле их произошло намного больше. Президент страны Джакайя Киквете назвал нападения «отвратительными» и «большим позором для страны».

Спрос на альбиносов резко увеличился с распространением СПИДа в Танзании. Появилось поверье, что поедание сушёных гениталий избавляет от этой болезни.

До недавнего времени охота на альбиносов почти не наказывалась – система круговой поруки местного общества приводила к тому, что община в основном объявляла их «пропавшими без вести». Но западное общественное мнение, возмущённое зверскими практиками в Танзании, вынудило местные власти всё же нехотя взяться за поиск и наказание каннибалов.

В 2009 году в Танзании произошёл первый суд над убийцами альбиноса. Трое мужчин поймали 14-летнего альбиноса, убили его и разрубили его на мелкие куски с целью сбыть колдунам. Суд приговорил злодеев к смертной казни через повешение.

Но этот случай сделал каннибалов более изобретательными – они с убийств альбиносов переключились на отрубание их конечностей. Даже если преступника поймают, они смогут избежать смертной казни, а получат всего лишь 5-8 лет за тяжкие телесные повреждения.

Конечность альбиноса стоит от 500 до 75 тысяч долларов — и это в стране, где средняя месячная зарплата менее 40 долларов.

Фотограф побеседовал с детьми. 14-летний Эммануэль Фесто пережил жестокое нападение с мачете. Ему отрубили руку по локоть и отрезали пальцы на другой руке. Еще он потерял четыре зуба и повредил язык.

Несмотря на увечья, Эммануэль любит рисовать. Он стать хочет премьер-министром — чтобы «служить своей стране».

Девочка Кабула Нгаранго также пострадала от нападения. В 12 лет ей отрубили руку, пока она спала рядом со своей матерью. Она мечтает стать юристом и защищать других альбиносов.

MANDATORY CREDIT: Eric Lafforgue/REX Shutterstock. Only for use in this story. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission Mandatory Credit: Photo by Eric Lafforgue/REX Shutterstock (5219850c) Barakara Cosmas, a 6-year-old boy who is constantly smiling, has one of the most horrific stories. 17 suspects were arrested in connection with the mutilation of his hand including his father and his younger brother. They hacked off his limb and sold it to witchdoctors for $5,000. Baraka Cosmas Albinism, Tanzania, - 01 Jun 2015 FULL BODY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/r7cl The Tanzanian Albinos Whose Flesh Is Worth More Than Gold A photographer has captured the tragic lives of Tanzanian albino children where, according to witchdoctors, their flesh brings luck. As the African country prepares for its 5th quinquennial election since the restoration of a multi-party system, there is concern that attacks on albinos may increase as people attempt to elect their chosen candidate. Professional photographer Eric Lafforgue travelled to Tanzania in June (2015) and visited a house run by charity Under The Same Sun in north western Tanzania. In the house in Dar Es Salaam children with albinism live under 24 hour protection.У шестилетнего Бараки Космаса одна из самых ужасных историй. По делу об отрубании его руки было задержано 17 подозреваемых, включая его отца и младшего брата. Они отрезали ему руку и продали ее за пять тысяч долларов.

MANDATORY CREDIT: Eric Lafforgue/REX Shutterstock. Only for use in this story. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission Mandatory Credit: Photo by Eric Lafforgue/REX Shutterstock (5219850e) A Witch Doctor in Tanzania Baraka Cosmas Albinism, Tanzania, - 01 Jun 2015 FULL BODY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/r7cl The Tanzanian Albinos Whose Flesh Is Worth More Than Gold A photographer has captured the tragic lives of Tanzanian albino children where, according to witchdoctors, their flesh brings luck. As the African country prepares for its 5th quinquennial election since the restoration of a multi-party system, there is concern that attacks on albinos may increase as people attempt to elect their chosen candidate. Professional photographer Eric Lafforgue travelled to Tanzania in June (2015) and visited a house run by charity Under The Same Sun in north western Tanzania. In the house in Dar Es Salaam children with albinism live under 24 hour protection.

Танзанийский колдун.

MANDATORY CREDIT: Eric Lafforgue/REX Shutterstock. Only for use in this story. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission Mandatory Credit: Photo by Eric Lafforgue/REX Shutterstock (5219850i) Emmanuel Festo, 14, survived a brutal machete attack in 2007. His four attackers hacked off his arm above the elbow and also removed the fingers on his remaining hand. Emmanuel also lost 4 teeth and wounded his tongue. Baraka Cosmas Albinism, Tanzania, - 01 Jun 2015 FULL BODY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/r7cl The Tanzanian Albinos Whose Flesh Is Worth More Than Gold A photographer has captured the tragic lives of Tanzanian albino children where, according to witchdoctors, their flesh brings luck. As the African country prepares for its 5th quinquennial election since the restoration of a multi-party system, there is concern that attacks on albinos may increase as people attempt to elect their chosen candidate. Professional photographer Eric Lafforgue travelled to Tanzania in June (2015) and visited a house run by charity Under The Same Sun in north western Tanzania. In the house in Dar Es Salaam children with albinism live under 24 hour protection.

Эммануэль Фесто пережил нападение в 2007 году. Ему отрубили руку по локоть и отрезали пальцы на другой руке. Еще он потерял четыре зуба и повредил язык.

MANDATORY CREDIT: Eric Lafforgue/REX Shutterstock. Only for use in this story. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission Mandatory Credit: Photo by Eric Lafforgue/REX Shutterstock (5219850aj) Emmanuel Festo, 14, survived a brutal machete attack in 2007. His four attackers hacked off his arm above the elbow and also removed the fingers on his remaining hand. Emmanuel also lost 4 teeth and wounded his tongue. Baraka Cosmas Albinism, Tanzania, - 01 Jun 2015 FULL BODY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/r7cl The Tanzanian Albinos Whose Flesh Is Worth More Than Gold A photographer has captured the tragic lives of Tanzanian albino children where, according to witchdoctors, their flesh brings luck. As the African country prepares for its 5th quinquennial election since the restoration of a multi-party system, there is concern that attacks on albinos may increase as people attempt to elect their chosen candidate. Professional photographer Eric Lafforgue travelled to Tanzania in June (2015) and visited a house run by charity Under The Same Sun in north western Tanzania. In the house in Dar Es Salaam children with albinism live under 24 hour protection.

На 14-летнего Адама Роберта напали с мачете. Ему повредили три пальца. Адам остался жив и сказал полиции, что к нападению причастны его отец, мачеха и старший брат. Соседи подтвердили его показания, и преступники были арестованы. «Я никогда не вернусь в свою семью».

MANDATORY CREDIT: Eric Lafforgue/REX Shutterstock. Only for use in this story. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission Mandatory Credit: Photo by Eric Lafforgue/REX Shutterstock (5219850ai) Adam Robert, 14, was attacked with a machete. He was left with multiple wounds including three severed fingers. Adam survived and told police that his father, stepmother, older brother, and another male relative were involved in this criminal act. Neighbors confirmed his testimony and all the perpetrators were arrested. "I can never go home to my family," he says. Baraka Cosmas Albinism, Tanzania, - 01 Jun 2015 FULL BODY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/r7cl The Tanzanian Albinos Whose Flesh Is Worth More Than Gold A photographer has captured the tragic lives of Tanzanian albino children where, according to witchdoctors, their flesh brings luck. As the African country prepares for its 5th quinquennial election since the restoration of a multi-party system, there is concern that attacks on albinos may increase as people attempt to elect their chosen candidate. Professional photographer Eric Lafforgue travelled to Tanzania in June (2015) and visited a house run by charity Under The Same Sun in north western Tanzania. In the house in Dar Es Salaam children with albinism live under 24 hour protection.




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