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The parents are even perpetuating hatred between siblings. How scary would it be to fear your own brother or sister? Sadly, many of these children start believing that they are witches and that they deserve to be treated in this inhumane manner. They start blaming their own sibling to avoid being accused of witchcraft themselves. We cannot blame these children for acting this way when they are following the example of adults. This video was taken in the Democratic Republic in Congo, but this epidemic occurs throughout Africa.
This is Mercy Frank, she is 12 years old, "her mother bathed her in acid because a prophet claimed she was possessed by witchcraft." Read more about her story and others at http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/15033410-akwa-ibom-childwitches-still-endangered-species (July 21, 2013)
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