Suspected of witchcraft, Paraguayan woman tied to a pole, shot with arrows and burned alive, prosecutor says

The Disappearances and Murders of Indigenous Womxn !

National Post | News

ASUNCION, Paraguay – An indigenous woman was burned alive in Paraguay after being accused of witchcraft, a local prosecutor confirmed Wednesday.

Prosecutor Fany Aguilera said that members of the Mbya Guarani ethnic group tied 45-year-old Adolfina Ocampos to a wooden pole and shot arrows at her before they burned her alive. Ocampos was sentenced to death last week by the community’s chief in Tahehyi, a village some 290 kilometres north of the capital, Asuncion. The date of the killing was unclear.

Aguilera has charged nine men in the village with first-degree murder, and they have already acknowledged killing the woman.

A report by the UN Refugee Agency estimates that thousands of people worldwide are accused of being witches every year. The UN says they are often abused, cast out of their families and communities and sometimes killed.

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But the case here is unusual.

“I’ve been working in Paraguay…

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