People with albinism targeted in Tanzania

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Albino children in Tanzania

There's an increase in attacks against people with albinism in Tanzania and the UN Human Rights Commissioner is calling on the authorities in the country to take stronger measures to halt the crimes and tackle the underlying discrimination.

Navi Pillay says she "strongly condemns these vicious killings and attacks, which were committed in particularly horrifying circumstances, including dismembering people, children included, while they are still alive."

UN Radio's Mamadou Alpha Diallo in Geneva spoke to Cecile Pouilly from the UN Human Rights Office about these recent attacks.

Duration: 4'53"

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