Russia: UK Minister condemns persecution of LGBT community in Chechnya – Published 12 Apr 2017 1835z (GMT/UTC)

Baroness Anelay calls on Russia to investigate mass detention of gay men in Chechnya and ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice.

 

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Kyrgyzstan: Police abuse & torture gay & bisexual men says HRW – 020214 2243z

Kyrgyzstan: Police Abuse & Extortion of Gay Men
Threats, Detention, Beatings, Sexual Attacks
January 29, 2014

“(Bishkek) Police in Kyrgyzstan have extorted, threatened, arbitrarily detained, beaten, and sexually abused gay and bisexual men, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Although consensual sex between men was decriminalized in Kyrgyzstan in 1998, police target gay and bisexual men for violence and extortion, Human Rights Watch found.

 

The 65-page report, They Told Us We Deserved This: Police Violence against Gay and Bisexual Men in Kyrgyzstan, found that gay and bisexual men have been subjected to a range of abuses at the hands of police in Kyrgyzstan, including physical, sexual, and psychological violence; arbitrary detention; and extortion under the threat of violence or of exposing victims sexual orientation to friends and family. The report is based on detailed interviews with 40 gay and bisexual men in four regions of Kyrgyzstan. The government should condemn and thoroughly investigate reports of abuse and establish a confidential complaint mechanism for all cases of abuse by police officers.

Gay and bisexual men in Kyrgyzstan already live in fear due to widespread homophobic attitudes, and the police are making a nightmarish situation even worse, said Anna Kirey, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) rights researcher at Human Rights Watch. Kyrgyzstan authorities at the very top levels need to call a halt to this police abuse and make sure that gay and bisexual men have the protection they need.

Violence, blackmail, and extortion by police, and a lack of accountability for these crimes are all too common in Kyrgyzstan. But those who belong to minority groups are particularly vulnerable. Gay and bisexual men are easy targets for abuse because of the populations deep social conservatism.

Kyrgyzstan police target gay and bisexual men in parks, gay clubs, hotel rooms, and on dating websites. Human Rights Watch documented cases of severe physical violence against gay and bisexual men including punching, kicking, and beating with gun butts, batons, empty beer bottles, or other objects. Several gay men also reported sexual violence by police officers including rape, group rape, and attempts to put a stick, a hammer, or an electric shock device in the persons anus, as well as gratuitous touching during a search, or being forced to undress in front of police.

Fathullo F. (not his real name), 32, told Human Rights Watch that in May 2012 he went to what he thought was a date with another man. When he arrived at the meeting place, police officers grabbed and handcuffed him. They took him to a police station, where they beat him to force him to write a confession and to give them contact information for his employer and his family. He said the officers threatened to initiate a criminal sodomy case against him unless he gave them money and contact information of other gay men, and that he suspected they wanted to target these other men for extortion.

The officers told me that people like me do not deserve to be on face of the earth, Fathullo told Human Rights Watch. I asked them to let me sit down because I was tired. They said that I didnt deserve to use their chair and spat on me. They said that I didnt deserve to live, and threatened to destroy me if I didnt give them 10,000 soms [US$214].

In another case, Demetra D., 32, from Bishkek told Human Rights Watch that in four separate incidents between 2004 and 2011, police officers took him into custody and raped him, attempted to rape him, or allowed other detainees to rape him.

Only two of the 40 men Human Rights Watch interviewed had filed complaints with the police. Neither case led to anyone being held accountable for the abuse. The others said they did not file complaints for fear of retaliation or of having information about their sexual orientation sent to their families or employers. Human Rights Watch has not been able to find a single case in which a police officer has been held accountable for the arbitrary detention, extortion, torture, or ill-treatment of a gay or bisexual man.

The government of Kyrgyzstan has taken a number of measures to stop torture and ill-treatment in detention facilities, but have no mechanism to file complaints about police abuse for people who are not incarcerated. The government should establish an independent mechanism to which any victim of police abuse, including gay and bisexual men, can turn without fear of their privacy being violated.

Police officers in Kyrgyzstan know that they can beat, rape, and otherwise torment gay men and extort money from them without suffering any consequences, Kirey said. Nobody should live in fear because of whom they love. Kyrgyzstans authorities need to put a stop to police abuse of gay men.

Selected testimonies

It was the worst thing for me when they threatened to tell my family. I have brothers who are very religious. One word and this would be death [for me]. I wrote what the police told me to write. I was scared that they would tell my family. I wrote my name and address. I didnt know what to do. They let me go after I said that I could give them 3,000 soms (US$60). They threatened me and then let me go [get the money]. I had to lie to my mom to get this money. I went back to the station and gave the money to the police. I asked for my statement, and they handed it to me and insisted I tear it up in their presence. Isroil I. (not his real name), a victim of police abuse and extortion

The police said, Are you a faggot? Why do you come here? Then they pointed a gun at me and showed their IDs. One of them hit me in the temple and I fell on their car. They threw me in the car and drove around for some time. They said they would drown me in a canal if I didnt give them US$600. In the car they hit me in the head with the handle of the gun. Then took me to the police station, kicked me some more, and said that they would call my mom and tell her about the kinds of clubs I visit. Maksim Bratukhin, head of the Bishkek-based LGBT rights group Pathfinder, who said that several police officers detained and beat him, and threatened him with death after he left a gay nightclub in Bishkek in April 2008.” – HRW

What Kyrgyzstan should do
Condemn violence and extortion by the police of gay and bisexual men.
Hold to account police officers engaged in such abuses.
Ensure that all victims have access to an independent and confidential complaints mechanism.
What others should do
Make LGBT rights issues an integral part of bilateral and multilateral dialogues with the Kyrgyz government. Support LGBT rights and torture prevention through relevant assistance programs, including police reform and training.” – HRW

Russia: Neo-Nazi group allegedly torturing gay youths, using social network to find them – 030813 1340z

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Russian neo-Nazis torture gay teenager they tricked into meeting them as part of online scam

  • Neo-Nazis appear to be filming themselves bullying and torturing gay men
  • Infamous former skin head believed to be behind the campaign
  • One 15-year-old boy is filmed being taunted by group of homophobic men

By Jaymi Mccann

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“A Russian neo-Nazi group is allegedly torturing homosexual youths by using a social network to find them.

The campaigns, called Occupy Pedophilyaj and Ocuppy Gerontilyaj, have been launched by former skinhead Maxim Martsinkevich, according to an LGBT rights group.

The Spectrum Human Rights Alliance (SHRA) alleges that the group claims to identify and report paedophiles but instead use it to target teenager who reply to same-sex personal adverts.

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This picture reportedly shows a Russian neo-Nazi group attacking a gay man who they found online

This Facebook picture reportedly shows a Russian neo-Nazi group that attacks gay teenage boys who they find online

 

This video appears to show masked youths accosting a nervous teenage boy, asking if he has come to meet 'Uncle Dima'

This video appears to show masked youths accosting a nervous teenage boy in Moscow, asking if he has come to meet ‘Uncle Dima’

Putin's Crackdown on LGBT Teens in Russia

The boy admits that he is there to meet a man for sex to the men gathered around him in the video

Adverts are posted on the Russian equivalent to Facebook, VK.com, reports The Huffington post.

The group allegedly agrees to meet the boy for a date, but then films him being bullied and tortured.

SHRA writes on their website: These self-proclaimed ‘crime fighters’ perform their actions under the broad day light, often outside and clearly visible to general public that indifferently passes by or even commend them.

Video recordings of bullying and tortures are freely distributed on the Internet in order to out LGBT teens to their respective schools, parents and friends. Many victims were driven to suicides, the rest are deeply traumatized.

Putin's Crackdown on LGBT Teens in Russia

Under duress, the 15-year-old tells them his personal details

It is believed that the homophobic group found the teenager through social network VK.com

It is believed that the homophobic group found the teenager through Russian social network VK.com by looking through the same-sex adverts

The LGBT group has pointed to a video on YouTube allegedly showing a group of masked youths interrogating a nervous looking 15-year-old in a housing estate.

During the video, according to atranslation by The Huffington Post, the group asks him if he is there to meet Uncle Dima.

The boy admits that he is there to have sex, he admits his sexual preferences and gives all of his details.

He tells the group who he is, where he is from, what school he goes to and his age.

At the end of the video, one member of the group urinates into a bottle and attempts to pour it over his head, and another kicks him. Then it cuts out.

Russian online newspaper Lenta met with some people who have joined the Occupy Pedofilyaj campaign earlier this month.

One member allegedly said: We do not like homosexuals. If it was up to me, I’d kill them but the government doesn’t allow that.

The boy apppeard to be interrogated while being pursued around a housing compound

The boy apppeard to be interrogated while being pursued around a housing compound

The group of men recorded the incident on camera as they bullied the gay teenager

The group of men recorded the incident on camera as they bullied the gay teenager

The threatening group of men appeared to surround the boy as they taunted him

The threatening group surrounded the boy as they taunted him and attempted to spray him with urine before the video cuts out

He then said that all gay men are paedophiles, adding that they should not be allowed in society.

Earlier this month Vladimir Putin signed into law the homosexual propaganda bill, making it illegal to share information with minors that may make encourage the idea that homosexual relationships are socially equivalent to a heterosexual couple.

Just last month a 23-year-old gay man was tortured to death in the Russian city of Volgograd. Continue reading

South Africa: Teen dies after being told he was not gay and ‘beaten’ at camp that ‘makes men out of boys’ – 240413 2045z

“Raymond Buys, who had learning difficulties, was admitted to hospital and put on life support two months into a three-month training course run by Alex de Kokers Echo Wild Game Rangers in the bush an hour south of Johannesburg.

(Photo: sondag.co.za) Raymond Buys ((left)

He was severely emaciated and dehydrated, had brain damage, a broken arm and bruises, and cigarette burns all over his body. His mother was told that the chances of him surviving were virtually zero. He died two weeks later.

I sent my son on this course to make him a better man, to give him a better future, Wilma Buys told The Daily Telegraph. I trusted Alex de Koker with his life.

Mr de Koker, 49, and employee Michael Erasmus, 20, are currently on trial for charges of murder, child abuse and neglect, along with two cases of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm in relation to Mr Buys death.

His death is alleged to have been the third among the mainly Afrikaans children who attended the R22,000 (1,500) courses run by Mr de Koker, who was reportedly a member of murdered white supremacist Eugene Terreblanches Iron Guards movement.

In 2007, 25-year-old Erich Calitz died from severe brain injuries, according to Afrikaans newspaper Rapport. The same year, 19-year-old Nicholas van der Walt died at the same training camp being run in Swartruggens in the Northwest province.

Mr Calitzs sister Mathilda Groenwald told Johannesburgs Star newspaper that her brother was slightly brain-damaged and struggled to hold down jobs. She told the paper he was beaten when he asked to quit the camp, adding: Alex (de Koker) told him that he wasnt gay and he would make a man out of him.

Mr de Koker was handed a suspended sentence in 2009 over Mr Calitzs death but escaped charges for Mr van der Walts death, which was ruled to have been caused by a heart attack.

Mrs Buys said her son had been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and was struggling at school. The course had been recommended to her by a friend. When she went to see Mr de Koker, he told her he could help her son find a job in the wildlife trade.

She said that her son started the course on January 12, 2011. Over the next two months, she said, she spoke to Mr Buys just three times and was told by Mr de Koker that he was self-harming.

Raymond was only allowed to speak to me on speakerphone, she said. When I asked him why he was hurting himself, he told me Mum, Im not doing it to myself.

Mr de Koker rang Mrs Buys on March 23 to say her son had been admitted to hospital for tests. When she arrived, she found that he was dying.

This week, during the trial of the two men at Vereeneging District Court, a boy who shared a tent with Mr Buys sobbed as he recalled how recruits carried out manual labour including cutting grass with machetes and stacking stones to build a dam.

Gerhard Oosthuizen, 19, said Mr Buys was chained to his bed after he tried to escape and, forbidden from going to the bathroom, repeatedly soiled himself, according to a report in Beeld newspaper.

He was said to have told the court that on one occasion, when Mr Buys went to the toilet in a field while the recruits worked, he was forced to eat his own faeces.

On another, Mr Oosthuizen said, after Mr Buys tipped over a container of washing powder, he was forced to eat what he had spilled and vomited foam.

He said Mr Buys was beaten with planks, sticks and plastic pipes when he failed to work, the paper reported.

He was said to have claimed that he had once seen Mr Buys in a hut at the camp with a pillowcase over his head, being shocked with a stun gun by Mr de Koker and Mr Erasmus.

He screamed I was scared and ran away, the newspaper quoted the witness as saying.

Both Mr de Koker and Mr Erasmus have pleaded not guilty to the charges. The case continues.” – Aislinn Laing actup.org

Afrikaans:

“Raymond Buys, wat leerprobleme het, is in die hospitaal opgeneem en het op die lewe ondersteuning twee maande in ‘n drie-maande opleidingskursus wat deur Alex de Koker se Echo Wild Game Rangers in die bos ‘n uur suid van Johannesburg.

Hy was erg uitgeteer en ontwater, het breinskade, ‘n gebreekte arm en kneusplekke, en sigaret brandwonde oor sy liggaam. Sy ma is meegedeel dat die kanse van hom oorlewende was “feitlik nul”. Hy het twee weke later.

“Ek het my seun op hierdie kursus te maak vir hom ‘n beter man, om te gee hom ‘n beter toekoms,” het Wilma Buys het The Daily Telegraph. “Ek vertrou Alex de Koker met sy lewe.”

Mnr de Koker, 49, en die werknemer Michael Erasmus, 20, is tans op verhoor vir die aanklagte van moord, kindermishandeling en verwaarlosing, saam met twee gevalle van aanranding met die opset om ernstig te beseer met betrekking tot Mnr Buys se dood.

Sy dood is na bewering die derde plek onder die hoofsaaklik Afrikaanse kinders wat die R22, 000 ( 1500) kursusse wat deur mnr de Koker, wat na bewering ‘n lid van die vermoorde wit supremacist Eugene Terreblanche se Yster Guards beweging bygewoon.

In 2007, 25-jarige Erich Calitz gesterf het ernstige brein beserings, volgens Afrikaanse koerant Rapport. In dieselfde jaar, 19-jarige Nicholas van der Walt is op dieselfde oefenkamp wat loop in Swartruggens in die Noordwes-provinsie.

Mnr Calitz se suster Mathilda Groenwald ges Johannesburg se Star koerant dat haar broer was effens brein beskadig en het gesukkel om te hou werk. Sy het aan die koerant ges hy is geslaan toe hy gevra is om die kamp te sluit, en voeg by: “Alex (de Koker) het vir hom ges dat hy nie gay en hy sal ‘n man maak van hom.”

Mnr de Koker is oorhandig ‘n opgeskorte vonnis in 2009 oor die heer Calitz se dood, maar ontsnap koste vir die eienaar van der Walt se dood, wat was beslis te gewees het wat veroorsaak word deur ‘n hartaanval.

Mev Buys het ges haar seun het gediagnoseer is met Aandaggebrek-hiperaktiwiteitsindroom en sukkel om by die skool. Die kursus is aanbeveel om haar by ‘n vriend. Toe sy mnr de Koker om te sien, het hy aan haar ges hy kan help om haar seun ‘n werk in die wild handel.

Sy het ges dat haar seun het die kursus begin op 12 Januarie 2011. Oor die volgende twee maande, het sy ges, sy het aan mnr Buys net drie keer – en is meegedeel deur mnr de Koker dat hy self-benadeel.

“Raymond is slegs toegelaat om te praat met my op speaker,” het sy ges. “Toe ek hom vra hoekom hy seer het, het hy vir my ges ‘Mamma, ek doen dit nie vir myself’.”

Mnr de Koker lui mev Buys op 23 Maart om te s haar seun het die hospitaal opgeneem vir toetse. Toe sy aangekom het, het sy gevind het dat hy sterwend was.

Hierdie week, tydens die verhoor van die twee mans by Vereeneging District Court, ‘n seuntjie wat ‘n tent met Mnr gedeel Buys huil as hy onthou hoe rekrute uitgevoer handearbeid insluitend sny gras met pangas en stapel klippe ‘n dam te bou.

Gerhard Oosthuizen, 19, s mnr Buys was vasgeketting aan sy bed nadat hy probeer het om te ontsnap en verbied om te gaan na die badkamer, herhaaldelik vuil homself, volgens ‘n berig in Beeld koerant.

Hy was ges het aan die hof ges dat op een geleentheid, toe mnr Buys het na die toilet in ‘n veld terwyl die rekrute gewerk het, is hy gedwing om sy eie ontlasting te eet.

Op ‘n ander, Mnr Oosthuizen het ges, nadat mnr Buys gestort oor ‘n houer van waspoeier, hy was gedwing om te eet wat hy gestort en gebraak skuim.

Hy het ges mnr Buys is geslaan met planke, stokke en plastiek pype toe hy versuim het om te werk, het die koerant berig.

Hy was ges het beweer dat hy een keer gesien het mnr Buys in ‘n hut by die kamp met ‘n kussingsloop oor sy kop, geskok met ‘n stun gun deur mnr de Koker en mnr Erasmus.

“Hy het geskree … Ek was bang en het weggehardloop,” het die koerant aangehaal die getuie ges.

Beide mnr de Koker en mnr Erasmus het onskuldig gepleit op die aanklagte. Die saak duur voort. “- Aislinn Laing actup.org

Other Reports/Ander Verslae

Raymond Buys, 15, dies after hell camp

Afrikaans youth tortured and starved for 10 weeks, says his mother; third death at the Echo Wild Game Rangers camp run by Alex de Koker two deaths were recorded on death certificates as natural deaths

source: Riaan Bam 25 April 2011 Sondag tabloid, South Africa

BUYS RAYMOND DEAD AFTER HELLCAMP TORTURE 25APRIL2011 SONApril 21 2011 VEREENIGING. Raymond Buys, the fifteen-year-old Afrikaans youth who was rushed to hospital iDE KOKER ALEX RAN HELL CAMP WHERE YOUTH DIEDn severely emaciated condition after a ten-week stay at Echo Wild Game Rangers, a controversial game-warden-training camp run by rightwinger Alex de Koker, has died Wednesday-night in a Vereeniging hospital according to journalist Riaan Bam of the Sondag tabloid. This is the third death recorded at this camp. The deaths have been recorded as natural deaths.

Camp cures femine traits in male youths

This is the third death occurring at this camp since 2007. Parents with affeminate youths can enrol their children in the camp for R1,500 a month to make men out of them.

In 2007, Eric Calitz, 18, and Nicolaas van der Walt, 19, also died. Alex de Koker and two assistants were arrested for these days, and released on very low bail amounts by the Swartruggens magistrates court. The then-national police commissioner claimed that the camp was being investigated for right-wing militia training activities. Its not known what has happened to this case.

Young Buys fought for his life in the intensive care unit for the past four weeks . A post-mortem examination and an inquest will be held into the cause of death. A week earlier, Echo Wild Game Rangers manager Alex de Koker (right) testified in the local court in front of the clearly horrified magistrate Bruno van Eeden, that the injuries sustained by the young Buys, who was healthy and unblemished before he entered the costly training course, were ’caused by Raymond himself, for instance when he ran against the pump-house.

Pictures submitted by the parents to the court however showed the steady deterioration of the Afrikaans youngster after his parents dropped him off at De Kokers smallholding on 12 January 2011 until they rushed him to hospital ten weeks later. On the first photos before he started his training camp, Raymond was a healthy, cheerful and unblemished youth. His steady deterioration over the next two and a half months turned him into a walking skeleton, with numerous injuries.

His mother Wilna and her fiancee Gys Nezar told Sondag journalist Riaan Bam that her son fought bravely for his life and that he now is with dear Jesus.

http://www.sondag.co.za/artikels/Nuus/Ma-se-verdriet-

Two Afrikaans youths also died in 2007 at camp:

In 2007, 18-year-old Eric Calitz and Nicolaas van der Walt, 19, also got the chance to train as a game ranger and earn R5,000 a month and grabbed it. Both young Afrikaners died at Alex de Kokers camp. De Koker was arrested for the Calitz and Van der Walt deaths and released on R10 000 bail. He and two of his alleged lieutenants Jacques Mans and are facing trial, it was reported in 207, for the brutal murder of 18-year-old Calitz on January 31 2007. After Calitz died, while training with 14 others in Swartruggens, in North West, his family received an SMS telling them he had died of a heart attack

Inexplicably, Alex de Koker, 43, the chief executive of Echo Wild Game Rangers, assistants Bianca Pronk, 18, and Jacques Mans, 18, were granted very low bail at the Swartruggens magistrates court on April 18 2007. Pronk and Mans were relesed on R5,000 bail each, while De Koker was granted R10,000 bail. Police say Eric Calitz, the victim, was allegedly assaulted to death during so-called game ranger training in Swartruggens in January. In a statement issued by the office of the national police commissioner, police confirmed they suspect the paramilitary-style training presented on the course was not normal ranger training and this forms a key part of the investigation. Police are also probing the death of another man who reportedly died during the same training session. http://www.dispatch.co.za/2007/03/21/SouthAfrica/camp.html

The late Mr Calitz’s sister, Mathilda Groenewald, was informed he had died as a result of bleeding on the brain. A devastated Groenewald and her husband Henno spoke to The Star, saying that Calitz was very impressionable, slightly brain damaged and struggled to keep down a job because he was born slightly brain-damaged after he was born too early. “He was hit, burnt and wounded,” Groenewald said. “It’s beyond sick – it’s psychopathic.”Another youth, 19-year-old Nicolaas van der Walt, also died at the camp. Groenewald claims he was beaten and had a car seatbelt tied around his neck before being dragged “from the lake to the camp”.
Calitz’s murder, Groenewald said, was sparked by his asking De Koker if he could quit the camp.
‘What did Eric do to deserve this?’

You arent a moffie

“Alex (de Koker) told him (Calitz) that he wasn’t a moffie (gay) and he would make a man out of him.”
Groenewald said her brother was a “miracle baby” who was born three months premature, died in the incubator and was brought back to life. This, unfortunately, had left him brain damaged and he never finished school. She recalled that the only jobs her brother could keep were basic security guard ones where he would earn about R1,500 a month. According to Groenewald, Van der Walt could afford the camp entrance fee of R10,000 — but her brother could not. He arranged to work off the debt and signed a two-year contract. He had been lured in by their brother Brian Calitz, 31, who was working as an instructor in the camp. Brian is now co-operating with the police. “When they went to the camp, their cellphones were confiscated. He just disappeared,” Groenewald said.

Police will have to investigate how these deaths were declared natural.. SAPF spokeswoman Sally de Beer

Calitz’s mother, according to Groenewald, is shattered and is undergoing counselling. She said the family suspected the camp was a recruitment centre for the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging’s Ystergarde (Iron Guard). “It is suspected that the paramilitary-style training presented on this course was not normal ranger training and this forms a key part of the investigation,” said police spokeswoman Director Sally de Beer. De Koker, 43, had been advertising the training camps since the middle of last year, police said. The business was operating from a Vereeniging farm. Although they won’t confirm it, police will now have to investigate how it came to be that the deaths were declared natural. “Every aspect of the deaths will be thoroughly investigated,” was all De Beer was willing to say.

Suspects arrested without any weapons on them:

It is understood that about 13 people were involved in running the training camp, including Bianca Pronk and Jacques Mans, who were arrested with De Koker. The trainees were taught various military skills, such as leopard crawling, and were conditioned to walk and run long distances. Part of their training was apparently a two-day vasbyt (endurance march). Police detectives from the national Violent Organised Crimes Unit swooped in on their suspects the weekend before last. De Koker and Pronk were arrested in East London on Friday night while Mans was apprehended on a farm near Henderson, in the Eastern Cape. “He (De Koker) was very surprised,” the source said. None of the suspects resisted arrest and no weapons were found in their possession. Pronk and Mans were released on R5,000 bail the following Monday while De Koker remained behind bars. On Tuesday, despite the state objecting, he was released on bail. He wasn ordered not to leave Gauteng and not to apply for a passport.

http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=15&art_id=vn20070321000006969C766315

http://www.boerevryheid.co.za/forums/archive/index.php/t-6275.html

AWB wants to sue training camp organiser Alex de Koker

DE KOKER ALEX RAN HELL CAMP WHERE YOUTH DIED Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging leader Steyn van Ronge wants to sue Alex de Koker (left), who runs the controversial game-warden training camp where 15-year-old Raymond Buys emerged in such emaciated, abused condition that he died in a Vereeniging hospital on Wednesday, April 21 2011.

http://www.sondag.co.za/artikels/Nuus/AWB-wil-Alex-hof-toe-vat-

Van Ronge accused De Koker of deliberately discrediting the AWB by using the organisations logos and flags to lure people to his training camp but that the AWB have nothing to do with this and that De Koker isnt even a member.

Sondag reported a week earlier that De Koker issued all his trainee-rangers with AWB-membership cards which, allegedly in his words, made them untouchable.

Van Ronge is livid, telling Sondag that he issued those cards all by himself and is demonising the AWB. We dont even know anything about all these things Ronge told to Sondag. We are talking to our attorneys to undertake legal action against him. He is linking our organisation to his criminal behaviour and this is just rubbish. http://www.sondag.co.za/artikels/Nuus/AWB-wil-Alex-hof-toe-vat-

Raymond de Koker: background:

Aug 17 2010 — Elise Tempelhoff, Beeld JohannesburgFarmers next to the Vaal River and residents of Parys are fed-up with Groenpunt Prison’s “refuse” which is being dumped into the river. They complain that pieces of pork meat, blood, stomach contents, sewerage and old dishwater has for several months been running into the Vaal River from the jail.

The file-smelling waste ran into the river about 7km downstream from the Vaal Dam. Alex de Koker from Ecowild, a non-governmental organisation which looked after the interests of about 52 farmers with farms on the edge of the Vaal River, said he didn’t know “where to go with his complaints”. Three departments were in charge of matters at Groenpunt. The department of correctional services looked after the prisoners wellbeing, water affairs made sure water licences were abided to and public works maintained the infrastructure.

Bokkie Redelinghuys, acting head of the prison, said on Monday that there was “a problem” but that it had been fixed. “One of the pumps of the sewage works broke and some stuff ran into the Vaal River. But correctional services fixed it.”

But when De Koker and other reliable sources went to investigate on Sunday, the situation was unchanged. De Koker said he had been complaining about the matter since May. Groenpunt had its own feeding pen with about 4 000 pigs. They were apparently slaughtered on the premises. Redelinghuys said he was not aware of this as he had only been the acting head of the prison for two months. Beeld learnt that some of the prisoners and their family members had also complained about unhygienic conditions to Rand Water.

Gregg Mulzack, head of communications at Rand Water, said it was no concern of his what was going on at Groenpunt. When Beeld pointed out to him that drinking water for Gauteng was sometimes (even if it was in small amounts) taken from the Vaal Barrage, he said the reporter “was becoming ridiculous”.Water tests done by Rand Water on Monday showed no signs of any harmful bacteria or viruses, he said.

A scientist said such unhygienic conditions (like those at Groenpunt) were an ideal breeding ground for viruses like giardia and cryptosporidium. Water tests sometimes did not immediately show the presence of these viruses. “If the same water is tested two or three days later, it could possibly pick up the viruses.”

Annalien Burger, chair of Save the Vaal in Parys, said she was shocked to hear of all the rubbish that Groenpunt was dumping in the Vaal River. “Don’t they know it is Parys’s drinking water that they are messing with? We don’t have all of Rand Water’s technology. Ngwathe (the municipality serving Parys) tries to purify its own water, but it is struggling.” The department of water affairs was not available for comment.” – http://afrikaner-genocide-achives.blogspot.co.uk

Afrikaans:

Raymond Buys, 15, sterf na die hel kampAfrikaanse jeug ‘gemartel en uitgehonger’ vir 10 weke, s sy ma, derde dood by die Echo Wild Game Rangers kamp gelei deur Alex de Koker … twee sterftes is aangeteken op doodsertifikate as ‘natuurlike sterftes’ …
bron: Riaan Bam 25 April 2011 ‘Sondag’ koerant, Suid-Afrika

BUYS RAYMOND dood nadat HELLCAMP MARTELING 25APRIL2011 SEUN “21 April 2011 -. VEREENIGING Raymond Buys, die vyftien-jaar-ou Afrikaanse jeug wat na die hospitaal IDE Koker ALEX gehaas is RAN hel kamp YOUTH DIEDn erg uitgeteer toestand na ‘n tien-week verblyf by Echo Wild Game Rangers, ‘n omstrede se spel-hoof-oefenkamp ‘loop deur regse Alex de Koker, gesterf het Woensdag-aand in ‘n hospitaal Vereeniging volgens joernalis Riaan Bam van die Sondag koerant. Dit is die derde dood aangeteken by die kamp Die sterftes het. is aangeteken as ‘natuurlike sterftes.

Camp genees ‘femine eienskappe “in die manlike jeugdiges …

Dit is die derde dood wat op hierdie kamp sedert 2007. Ouers met ‘affeminate’ jeugdiges kan inskryf om hul kinders in die kamp vir R1, 500 per maand aan ‘maak mense uit hulle.

In 2007, Eric Calitz, 18 en Nicolaas van der Walt, 19, het ook gesterf. Alex de Koker en twee assistente is in hegtenis geneem vir hierdie dae, en wat vrygestel is op ‘n baie lae borgtog bedrae deur die Swartruggens-landdroshof. Die destydse nasionale kommissaris van polisie beweer dat die kamp ondersoek word vir Dit is nie bekend wat gebeur het met hierdie geval ‘regse militia opleiding aktiwiteite. “.

Young Buys het geveg vir sy lewe in die waakeenheid vir die afgelope vier weke. ‘N nadoodse ondersoek en ‘n geregtelike doodsondersoek sal gehou word na die oorsaak van die dood. ‘N week vroer, Echo Wild Game Ranger se bestuurder, Alex de Koker (regs) het gister in die plaaslike hof in die voorkant van die “duidelik geskok’ landdros Bruno van Eeden, dat die beserings wat die jong Buys, wat gesonde en skoon voordat hy die duur opleiding, is “veroorsaak deur Raymond homself, byvoorbeeld wanneer hy hardloop teen die pomp-huis.

Foto’s wat deur die ouers aan die hof egter het die geleidelike verswakking van die Afrikaanse jongeling na sy ouers het hom af by De Koker se kleinhoewe op 12 Januarie 2011 tot en hulle storm hom na die hospitaal tien weke later. Op die eerste foto’s voordat hy begin het om sy oefenkamp, ​​Raymond was ‘n gesonde, vrolik en ongeskonde jeug. Sy bestendige agteruitgang oor die volgende twee en ‘n half maande het hom in ‘n loop geraamte, met talle beserings.

Sy ma Wilna en haar verloofde Gys Nezar het Sondag joernalis Riaan Bam dat haar seun het dapper vir sy lewe en dat hy nou met liewe Jesus. ”

http://www.sondag.co.za/artikels/Nuus/Ma-se-verdriet-

Twee Afrikaanse jeugdiges het ook gesterf het in 2007 by die kamp:

In 2007, 18-jaar-oue Eric Calitz en Nicolaas van der Walt, 19, het ook die geleentheid gekry om op te lei as ‘n wildbewaarder en verdien R5 000 per maand – en het dit gegryp. Albei jong Afrikaners sterf op Alex de Koker se kamp. De Koker is in hegtenis geneem vir die Calitz en Van der Walt sterftes – en op borgtog van R10 000 vrygelaat. Hy en twee van sy beweerde “luitenante” Jacques Mans en in die gesig staar verhoor, was dit gerapporteer in 207, vir die wrede moord op die 18-jarige Calitz op 31 Januarie 2007. Na Calitz gesterf het, terwyl hy saam met 14 ander mense in Swartruggens, in Noordwes, het sy familie ontvang ‘n SMS aan hulle vertel dat hy gesterf het aan ‘n hartaanval …

Onverklaarbaar, is Alex de Koker, 43, die hoof uitvoerende beampte van Echo Wild Game Rangers, assistente Bianca Pronk, 18, en Jacques Mans, 18, verleen ‘n baie lae borgtog aan die Swartruggen se landdroshof op 18 April 2007. Pronk en Mans is relesed op R5, 000 elk vrygelaat, terwyl De Koker toegestaan ​​is R10, 000 vrygelaat. Polisie s Eric Calitz, die slagoffer, is na bewering ‘aangerand te dood “tydens die sogenaamde” wildbewaarder “opleiding in Swartruggens in Januarie. In ‘n verklaring wat uitgereik is deur die kantoor van die nasionale kommissaris van polisie, het die polisie bevestig dat hulle vermoed dat “die para-styl opleiding aangebied op die baan is nie normaal veldwagter opleiding en dit vorm ‘n belangrike deel van die ondersoek”. Die polisie is ook ondersoek na die dood van ‘n man wat na bewering gesterf het tydens dieselfde sessie. – http://www.dispatch.co.za/2007/03/21/SouthAfrica/camp.html

Wyle mnr Calitz se suster, Mathilda Groenewald, is in kennis gestel dat hy gesterf het as gevolg van bloeding op die brein. ‘N verwoeste Groenewald en haar man Henno het aan The Star ges dat Calitz was baie’ ontvanklike, effens brein beskadig en gesukkel om ‘n werk, want hy was effens breinskade gebore is nadat hy te vroeg gebore. “Hy het hom getref, verbrand en gewond,” het Groenewald ges. “Dit is verby siek -. Dit is psigopatiese” Nog ‘n jong, 19-jaar-oue Nicolaas van der Walt, het ook gesterf in die kamp. Groenewald s hy is geslaan en het ‘n motor gordel om sy nek gebind voordat gesleep “van die dam aan die kamp”.
Calitz se moord, het Groenewald ges, is te danke aan sy vra De Koker as hy die kamp verlaat.
“Wat het Eric doen om dit te verdien?”

“Jy is nie ‘n moffie …”

“Alex (de Koker) het hom (Calitz) dat hy nie ‘n moffie (gay) en hy sal ‘n man maak van hom.”
Groenewald het ges haar broer was ‘n “wonderwerk baba” wat gebore is drie maande te vroeg, het gesterf in die broeikas en teruggebring na die lewe. Dit is ongelukkig het dat hy breinskade opgedoen het en hy het nooit skool klaargemaak het. Sy onthou dat die enigste werk haar broer kon hou was basies sekuriteitswag di waar hy sou verdien sowat R1, 500 per maand. Volgens Groenewald, kon Van der Walt die kamp toegangsfooi van R10, 000 kan bekostig nie – maar haar broer kon nie. Hy het gerel om te werk die skuld af en onderteken ‘n kontrak van twee jaar. Hy is gelok deur hul broer, Brian, Calitz, 31, wat besig was om as ‘n instrukteur in die kamp. Brian is nou saam met die polisie. “Toe het hulle na die laer, hul selfone is gekonfiskeer. Hy het net verdwyn,” het Groenewald ges.

Polisie sal moet ondersoek instel hoe hierdie sterftes is verklaar natuurlike .. SAPF woordvoerder Sally de Beer ‘

Calitz se ma, volgens Groenewald, is verpletter en is tans berading. Sy het ges die familie vermoed die kamp was ‘n werwing sentrum vir die Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging se Ystergarde (Yster Guard). “Daar word vermoed dat die para-styl opleiding aangebied op hierdie kursus is nie normaal veldwagter opleiding en dit vorm ‘n belangrike deel van die ondersoek,” het die polisie woordvoerder Sally de Beer. De Koker, 43, het die oefenkampe sedert die middel van verlede jaar is advertensies, het die polisie ges. Die onderneming is wat vanaf ‘n Vereeniging plaas. Alhoewel hulle sal dit nie bevestig nie, sal die polisie het nou te ondersoek hoe dit gekom het om te wees wat die dood verklaar is natuurlik. “Elke aspek van die sterftes sal deeglik ondersoek word,” was al wat De Beer was bereid om te s nie.

Verdagtes in hegtenis geneem sonder enige wapens op hulle:

Dit word verstaan ​​dat sowat 13 mense is betrokke by die bestuur van die oefenkamp, ​​insluitend Bianca Pronk en Jacques Mans, wat saam met De Koker in hegtenis geneem is. Die leerlinge geleer is verskeie militre vaardighede, soos luiperd kruip, en gekondisioneer was om te loop en loop lang afstande. Deel van hul opleiding was blykbaar ‘n twee-dag-vasbyt (uithouvermo Maart). Polisie speurders van die nasionale gewelddadige georganiseerde misdaad eenheid toegeslaan op hul verdagtes die naweek voor die laaste. De Koker en Pronk is in hegtenis geneem in Oos-Londen op Vrydagaand, terwyl Mans is aangekeer op ‘n plaas naby Henderson, in die Oos-Kaap. “Hy (De Koker) was baie verbaas,” het die bron ges. Nie een van die verdagtes weerstaan ​​inhegtenisneming en geen wapens is in hul besit gevind. Pronk en Mans is op borgtog van R5 000 borgtog die volgende Maandag, terwyl De Koker steeds agter tralies. Op Dinsdag, ten spyte van die staat beswaar het, is hy op borgtog vrygelaat is. Hy was nie bestel nie Gauteng te verlaat en nie om aansoek te doen vir ‘n paspoort.

http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=15&art_id=vn20070321000006969C766315

http://www.boerevryheid.co.za/forums/archive/index.php/t-6275.html

AWB wil oefenkamp organiseerder Alex de Koker te dagvaar

De Koker ALEX RAN hel kamp YOUTH gesterf Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging leier Steyn van Ronge wil Alex de Koker (links), wat die omstrede se spel-hoof oefenkamp ‘loop waar 15-jarige Raymond Buys het in so ‘n uitgeteerde, mishandelde te dagvaar voorwaarde dat hy gesterf het in ‘n hospitaal op Vereeniging Woensdag 21 April, 2011.

http://www.sondag.co.za/artikels/Nuus/AWB-wil-Alex-hof-toe-vat-

Van Ronge beskuldig De Koker van doelbewus die geloofwaardigheid van die AWB deur die gebruik van die organisasie se logo’s en vlae om mense te lok na sy oefenkamp – maar dat die AWB het niks te doen met dit en dat De Koker is nie eens ‘n lid.

Sondag het ‘n week vroer dat De Koker uitgereik al sy “leerling-veldwagters ‘met AWB-lidmaatskapkaarte wat na bewering in sy woorde,” het hulle onaantasbaar. ”

Van Ronge is woedend, vertel dat hy Sondag uitgereik die kaarte deur homself en demoniseer die AWB. “Ons weet nie eens iets oor al hierdie dinge Ronge aanges om Sondag. Ons praat met ons prokureurs om regstappe te doen teen hom. “Hy is ‘n skakel ons organisasie aan sy misdadige gedrag en dit is net snert.” http://www.sondag.co.za/artikels/Nuus/AWB-wil-Alex-hof-toe-vat-

Raymond de Koker: agtergrond:

17 Augustus 2010 – Elise Tempelhoff, Beeld Johannesburg – Boere langs die Vaalrivier en die inwoners van Parys is keelvol Groenpunt-gevangenis se “afval” wat in die rivier gestort word. Hulle kla dat stukke van varkvleis, bloed, maaginhoud, riool en ou skottelgoedwater het vir ‘n paar maande is loop in die Vaalrivier uit die tronk.

Die ler reuk afval gehardloop in die rivier sowat 7 km stroomaf van die Vaal Dam. Alex de Koker van Ecowild, ‘n nie-regeringsorganisasie wat na die belange van sowat 52 boere met plase op die rand van die Vaal River, het ges hy weet nie “waar om te gaan met sy klagtes”. Drie departemente was in beheer van sake by Groenpunt. Die departement van korrektiewe dienste het na die gevangenes se welstand, waterwese het seker gemaak dat water lisensies is gehou om en openbare werke in stand gehou om die infrastruktuur.

Bokkie Redelinghuys, waarnemende hoof van die gevangenis, het gister ges daar was “‘n probleem”, maar dat dit vasgestel is. “Een van die pompe van die rioolwerke gebreek en ‘n paar dinge het in die Vaal River Maar korrektiewe dienste vasgestel is.”.

Maar toe De Koker en ander betroubare bronne het gaan ondersoek instel op Sondag, was die situasie onveranderd. De Koker het ges hy is kla oor die saak sedert Mei. Groenpunt het sy eie voerkraal met sowat 4 000 varke. Hulle is glo geslag op die perseel. Redelinghuys het ges hy is nie bewus van hierdie as hy het net die waarnemende hoof van die tronk vir twee maande. Beeld verneem dat sommige van die gevangenes en hul familielede het ook gekla oor die onhiginiese toestande Rand Water.

Gregg Mulzack, hoof van kommunikasie by Rand Water, het ges dit is geen rede tot kommer van sy wat aangaan by Groenpunt. Toe Beeld hom daarop gewys dat drinkwater vir Gauteng was soms (selfs al was dit in klein hoeveelhede), geneem van die Vaal Barrage, het hy ges die verslaggewer “is besig om belaglik”. Water toetse gedoen word deur Rand Water op Maandag het geen tekens van enige skadelike bakterie of virusse, het hy ges.

‘N Wetenskaplike het ges sulke onhiginiese toestande (soos di by Groenpunt) was ‘n ideale teelaarde vir virusse soos Giardia en Cryptosporidium. Water toetse soms nie onmiddellik wys die teenwoordigheid van hierdie virusse. “As dieselfde water twee of drie dae later getoets word, kan dit moontlik haal die virusse.”

Annalien Burger, voorsitter van Save the Vaal in Parys, het ges sy is geskok om te hoor van al die gemors wat Groenpunt is die storting in die Vaal Rivier. “Moenie hulle weet dit is Parys se drinkwater dat hulle geknoei met Ons hoef nie almal van Rand Water se tegnologie.? Ngwathe (die munisipaliteit dien Parys) probeer om sy eie water te suiwer, maar dit sukkel.” Die departement van waterwese was nie beskikbaar vir kommentaar nie. “- Http://afrikaner-genocide-

UN tells Papua New Guinea ‘Stop Burning Witches’ – 120413 1040z

 

The United Nations demands an end to sorcery and witchcraft murders in the Pacific nation after an increase in horrific killings.

(Photo: skynews.com) Spiritmen in Papua New Guinea, where sorcery is illegal

Papua New Guinea has been told by the United Nations to put an end to sorcery and witchcraft killings after an elderly woman was beheaded.

 

Her death is one of an increasing number of murders of those accused of sorcery, which is illegal in the Pacific nation.

 

Days before her death, six women were repeatedly tortured with hot irons in an Easter “sacrifice” in the Southern Highlands.

 

In February a woman accused of being a witch was stripped naked and burned by a baying mob.

 

The UN has again called for the country’s government to repeal the Sorcery Act 1971, which human rights groups has given the notion of witchcraft a legitimacy.

 

A UN statement said: “The UN is deeply disturbed with the increasing reports of violence, torture and murder of persons accused of practising sorcery around the country.

 

“These vigilante killings constitute murder and must not be treated with impunity.”

 

Papua New Guinea.
A woman accused of witchcraft was burnt alive in Mount Hagen in February

 

The beheading of the elderly woman happened earlier this week in the Bana district of South Bougainville.

 

She was one of two women killed after being accused of sorcery. The pair were kidnapped and tortured for three days, suffering knife and axe wounds.

 

Local media reported that police were present but were outnumbered by an angry mob and could do nothing to prevent the deaths.

 

The UN statement said: “This case adds to the increase of reports of extra-judicial torture and killings of both men and women, especially elderly women, accused of sorcery.

 

“These reports raise grave concern that accusations of sorcery are used to justify arbitrary and inhumane acts of violence.”

 

There is a widespread belief in sorcery in Papua New Guinea and many people do not accept natural causes as an explanation for misfortune and death.

 

There have been several other cases of witchcraft and cannibalism in the country in recent years, with a man reportedly found eating his newborn son during a sorcery initiation ceremony in 2011.”- Sky News

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“Two women tortured and beheaded for ‘using witchcraft to murder teacher’ as police looked on unable to help

  • Women taken from home in Papua New Guinea after popular teacher died

  • Tortured for three days in remote village then beheaded in front of police

  • Officers tried to intervene but were held back by huge crowd of locals

Two women have been tortured for three days and then beheaded in a remote village in Papua New Guinea after being accused of witchcraft.

A team of police rushed to the scene – but were forced to stand by and watch the victims being decapitated with axes as locals refused to let them come to their aid.

A large crowd kept the police at bay within sight of the clearing where the women were lying trussed up on the ground.

Villagers on the island of Bougainville ignored orders to let them go, and instead set about them with axes and knives.

Villagers: Residents of the island of Bougainville have executed two women for witchcraft (other locals are pictured in this file photo)

Villagers: Residents of the island of Bougainville have executed two women for witchcraft (other locals are pictured in this file photo)

The women, from the village of Tandorima, were accused of using sorcery to kill a popular schoolteacher who died a few weeks ago.

‘We couldn’t do anything to help these two women,’ said Central Bougainville police chief Herman Birengka.

‘My men were threatened when they went to the area to negotiate the release of the women. We were helpless. We couldn’t do anything to help them because of the threats made against us.’

He said the mob had burned down houses in the women’s village, forcing their relatives to flee into the jungle.

‘These killings were both barbaric and senseless,’ Mr Birengka said.

Remote: The killings happened in a small village located on the island of Bougainville

Remote: The killings happened in a small village located on the island of Bougainville

PAPUA NEW GUINEA AND SORCERY

Sorcery and witchcraft is widely believed in Papua New Guinea and is commonly practiced in remote villages across the island nation.

The cost of a witch doctor revealing a cause of death or casting out an evil spirit is usually 1000 New Guinean kina (Ł303), plus a pig and a bag of rice,

In 1971, whilst still a colony, the country introduced a Sorcery Act to criminalise the practice.

However the law has recently seen a rise in attacks on innocent people accused of black magic, such as that on Miss Leniata, and convictions by kangaroo courts made up of of local village elders.

As a result the Papua New Guinean law reform commission proposing to repeal the law.

Last July, 29 people were arrested accused of black magic and cannibalism after allegedly murdering seven people in order to eat their brains and use their genitals for sorcery rituals.

In 2009 a man was hacked to pieces by machetes after a kangaroo court convicted him of sorcery.

 

The gruesome murders follow a number of sorcery-related killings on the Papua New Guinea mainland, mostly in remote highland villages.

Earlier this year a young woman accused of being a witch and causing the death of a young boy was dragged to a rubbish dump and burned alive, with police once again unable to help because of threats by the crowd.

‘I wish we could have helped these two women,’ said Mr Birengka in a reference to the latest killings.

‘But the villagers who had kidnapped the women were armed with five high-powered firearms, knives and axes.’

He told the Post Courier newspaper that the two women were attacked at their village homes at night and taken to the nearby village of Lopele, where the mob accused them of practicing sorcery and bringing about the death of the teacher.

They were tortured for three days and nights, receiving numerous knife wounds, before being dragged out to a clearing to face execution.

Learning of the imminent murders, police desperately tried to bring in mediators, but all efforts to prevent the deaths failed.

‘We did not want to resort to force as the whole situation could have turned nasty with more lives at stake,’ Mr Birengka said.

‘Even so, I’m disgusted with my officers for failing to find a way of stopping these people who showed utter disregard to law and justice.

‘While they might well have been threatened, those police should have tried harder from the very beginning.’ ” – dailymail.co.uk

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Deported Sri Lankans Allege to Torture in Colombo

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15 Sri Lankan nationals were given refugee status in the United Kingdom, as a result of the work of Solicitor Kulasegaram Geetharthanan. In a Freedom of Information request, it was found that the 15 deportees managed to escape back to Britain between the end of the Civil War in 2009 and September 2012.

They claim that they were tortured by security forces in Sri Lanka, though this claim has been disputed by Tory (Conservative) Ministers in the UK.

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Mob stripped, tortured and bound 20 yr old mother accused of witchcraft, burned her alive in front of hundreds in Papua New Guinea (Graphic) – 080213 1455z

A mob stripped, tortured and bound a woman accused of witchcraft, then burned her alive in front of hundreds of horrified witnesses in a Papua New Guinea town, police said Friday. It was the latest sorcery-related killing in this South Pacific island nation.

 

(Photo: Post Courier/Associated Press) Bystanders watch as a woman accused of witchcraft is burned alive in the Western Highlands provincial capital of Mount Hagen in Papua New Guinea

 

Bystanders, including many children, watched and some took photographs of Wednesdays brutal slaying. Grisly pictures were published on the front pages of the countrys two largest newspapers, The National and the Post-Courier, while the prime minister, police and diplomats condemned the killing.

 

In rural Papua New Guinea, witchcraft is often blamed for unexplained misfortunes. Sorcery has traditionally been countered by sorcery, but responses to allegations of witchcraft have become increasingly violent in recent years.

 

Kepari Leniata, a 20-year-old mother, had been accused of sorcery by relatives of a 6-year-old boy who died in a hospital on Tuesday.

 

She was tortured with a hot iron rod, bound, doused in gasoline, and then set alight on a pile of car tires and trash in the Western Highlands provincial capital of Mount Hagen, national police spokesman Dominic Kakas said.

 

Deputy Police Commissioner Simon Kauba on Friday blasted Mount Hagen investigators by phone for failing to make a single arrest, Kakas said.

 

The public were apparently not co-operating with police, and police carrying out the investigation were not working hard enough, Kakas said.

 

He was very, very disappointed that theres been no arrest made as yet, Kakas said.

 

The incident happened in broad daylight in front of hundreds of eyewitnesses and yet we havent picked up any suspects yet, he added.

 

Kakas described the victims husband as the prime suspect and said the man had fled the province. Kakas said he did not know if there was a relationship between the husband and the dead boys family.

 

He said more than 50 people are suspected to have laid a hand on the victim and committed crimes in the mob attack. While many children had witnessed the killing, there were no child suspects, he said.

 

Kakas said onlookers were shocked by the brutality but were powerless to stop the mob. Police officers were also present but were outnumbered and could not save the woman, he said. There is an internal investigation under way into what action police at the scene took.

 

Police Commissioner Tom Kulunga described the slaying as shocking and devilish.

 

We are in the 21st century and this is totally unacceptable, Kulunga said in a statement.

 

He suggested courts be established to deal with sorcery allegations, as an alternative to villagers dispensing justice.

 

Prime Minister Pete ONeill said he had instructed police to use all available manpower to bring the killers to justice.

 

It is reprehensible that women, the old and the weak in our society should be targeted for alleged sorcery or wrongs that they actually have nothing to do with, ONeill said.

 

The U.S. Embassy in the national capital, Port Moresby, issued a statement calling for a sustained international partnership to enhance anti-gender-based violence laws throughout the Pacific.

 

The embassy of Australia, Papua New Guineas colonial ruler until independence in 1975 and now its biggest foreign aid donor, said: We join all reasonable Papua New Guineans in looking forward to the perpetrators being brought to justice.

 

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said the killing adds to the growing pattern of vigilante attacks and killings of persons accused of sorcery in Papua New Guinea.

 

In other recent sorcery-related killings, police arrested 29 people in July last year accused of being part of a cannibal cult in Papua New Guineas jungle interior and charged them with the murders of seven suspected witch doctors.

 

Kakas could not immediately say what had become of the 29 since their first court appearances last year in the north coast province of Madang.

 

Police alleged the cult members ate their victims brains raw and made soup from their penises.

 

The killers allegedly believed that their victims practiced sorcery and that they had been extorting money as well as demanding sex from poor villagers for their supernatural services.

 

By eating witch doctors organs, the cult members believed they would attain supernatural powers.

 

Murder in punishable by death in Papua New Guinea, a poor tribal nation of 7 million people who are mostly subsistence farmers. But no one has been hanged since independence. globaltvbc.com

 

Barbaric murder shocks PC

Police commissioner Kulunga says Mt Hagen sorcery killing is shocking and devilish
Police Commissioner Tom Kulunga has condemned the Mt Hagen sorcery related killing, describing it is shocking and devilish.
Commissioner Kulunga said police would arrest and prosecute the murderers.
We are in the 21st century and this is totally unacceptable, Mr Kulunga said. He renewed calls previously made by the Constabulary for a holistic approach to putting an end to sorcery related killings.
Mr Kulunga said while those involved in the killing would be arrested and brought to justice the potential for future sorcery related killings still remained.
Churches, NGOs and relevant government departments need to take some responsibility in addressing this issue so that we end, if not minimise, further socery related killings, he said, adding that perhaps one way is to appoint special courts to deal with sorcery related cases.
Mr Kulunga also suggested education and the raising of awareness in provinces where such killings are widespread to deal with the issue. postcourier.com.pg

PM condemns gruesome burning

PRIME Minister Peter ONeill has condemned the barbaric killing of a young woman in Mt Hagen on Wednesday and directed that the full force of the law be applied to those responsible.
The media has reported that a young mother, identified as Kepari Lanieta from Enga Province, was tortured with a hot iron rod and burnt alive in front of a crowd.
What has been reported is very barbaric and inhuman. No one commits such a despicable act in the society that all of us, including Kepari, belong to, the Prime Minister said yesterday.
Mr ONeill directed the Police Minister to ensure police use all the resources and manpower available to bring those responsible to justice.
Barbaric killings connected with alleged sorcery (and) violence against women because of the belief that sorcery kills (is unacceptable). These are becoming all too common in certain parts of the country, he said.
It is reprehensible that women, the old and the weak in our society, should be targeted for alleged sorcery or wrongs that they actually have nothing to do with.
I have told the Police Minister that I want to see those responsible for the killing of this woman brought to justice, Mr ONeill said.
I also want to appeal to the relatives of late Kepari to remain calm and allow police to carry out their work.
The Prime Minister also said the work of former Constitutional Review Commission Chairman late Joe Mek Teine will be reviewed to toughen laws on sorcery related killings.
Before he died in April 2011, Mr Teine was conducting a study into increasing sorcery related killings in the Highlands and reviewing the Criminal Code to address incidents in the region.- postcourier.com.pg

Update 12 April 2013:

2 charged in Papua New Guinea ‘witch’ killing

USA TODAY 2:57 p.m. EST February 18, 2013

“Two people, believed to be the mother and uncle of a boy whose death they attributed to sorcery, face murder charges after a woman accused of witchcraft was allegedly tortured and burned alive.

SYDNEY (AP) — Papua New Guinea police charged two people on Monday with the grisly killing of a woman who was burned alive in front of hundreds of people, including young children, after being accused of witchcraft.

Janet Ware and Andrew Watea were charged with murder over the slaying of Kepari Leniata, a 20-year-old mother who was stripped, tortured with a hot iron rod, doused in gasoline and set alight on a pile of car tires and trash by a mob earlier this month.

Leniata had been accused of sorcery by relatives of a 6-year-old boy who had recently died in a hospital. Ware and Watea are believed to be the boy’s mother and uncle, police said in a statement.

The two were among more than 40 people who were detained last week in connection with Leniata’s slaying. The others were eventually released due to lack of evidence, but police said more arrests are expected.

In rural Papua New Guinea, witchcraft is often blamed for unexplained misfortunes, but the brutal killing was met with outrage across the South Pacific island nation, drawing condemnation from the prime minister, police and diplomats.

Police said the hundreds of onlookers, many of whom were children and teenagers, were powerless to stop the mob who participated in Leniata’s killing in the Western Highlands provincial capital of Mount Hagen. Police officers were also among the spectators, but were outnumbered and couldn’t save the woman, national police spokesman Dominic Kakas said. An internal investigation is under way into the police’s actions at the scene.

Murder is punishable by death in Papua New Guinea, although no one has been hanged since the country became independent in 1975.” – usatoday.com

 

Twelve men to be mutilated and executed by Libyan militia for allegedly being gay – 261112 2130z

Twelve men to be executed by Libyan militia for allegedly being gay

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“An extremist Salafist militia in Libya captured twelve men promising to mutilate and kill them for allegedly being gay
25 November 2012 | By Dan Littauer

(Photo: gaystarnews.com)
Twelve men to be mutilated and executed by Libyan militia for allegedly being gay

Twelve men face mutilation and execution for allegedly being gay after being captured by an extremist Libyan Islamist militia.

The twelve men were, apparently, having a private party in Ain Zara, a suburb of Tripoli, the country’s capital, when the militia captured them, late on Thursday night (22 November).

The group boasted by posting the pictures of the men on Facebook, describing them as the ‘third sex’ (a term used in the Arab Gulf area to denote ‘queers’) including one of the men who had a henna ‘tattoo’ on his back.

One of the pictures was accompanied by the Quranic call ‘there is no power but the power of Allah!’

At the time of writing, the picture of the men received 121 likes, 118 shares, and mainly violent comments such as ‘flog them hard!’, ‘let them see bullets!’, ‘free Libya! [ie from gays]’, ‘ride them like camels’ and so on.

Human Rights Watch Libya left a comment saying the organization hopes the men will not be treated inhumanely and called upon the militia to hand the men to the civil authorities (the comment received no likes).

The militia Facebook page entitled as the ‘special deterrence unit’ boasted that the men were captured doing the ‘practices of the people of Lot’ (ie gay sex) and that they are to be mutilated and executed.

The militia also claim they have now become a legal part of the Libyan Ministry of Interior.

The group states its mission is to remove ‘corruption’, ‘vice’, alcoholic drinks and now gays from the streets of Libya.

Human Rights Watch Libya identified the group as the Al-Nawasi militia, who are considered to be extreme Salafists

The militia has been previously been reported as being responsible for attacks against Sufi (moderate form of Islam) shrines and followers.

Gay Star News has, so far, not been able to independently verify the reports.

Speaking with Gay Star News, a Libyan LGBT activist nicknamed Khaleed stated: ‘We never had any gay nightclubs in Libya, so it is not uncommon for Libyans – straight, bisexual and gay men to party in a private space, drink, dance, have fun and sometimes even have sex.

‘That fact that they were captured by this extreme Salafist militia is very worrying.

‘The situation for LGBT people after the revolution generally improved, people can meet each other more easily than under the Qadaffi [Gadaffi] regime, although, of course we still have to be very discreet and careful.

‘Many of us fear that some of the militias [there are over 250 of them in the country], which are extreme Islamists who are very well armed and financed, will focus on the LGBT community and hunt us down.

‘The police is largely absent or powerless so Libyan civil society has a real problem; the militias often take the law onto their own hands.

‘That the Al Nawasi militia claims they are now part of the Ministry of Interior is very worrying; this move should be unacceptable to the public and to civil society groups.’ ”

Arabic:

اثني عشر رجلا ليتم تنفيذها من قبل الميليشيات الليبية لكونه مثلي الجنس يزعم
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“القبض على ميليشيا السلفية المتطرفة في ليبيا اثني عشر رجلا واعدة للتشويه والقتل منهم لكونه مثلي الجنس يزعم
25 نوفمبر 2012 | بقلم دان Littauer

(تصوير: gaystarnews.com)
اثني عشر رجلا وجدت مشوهة والتي تنفذها الميليشيات الليبية لكونه مثلي الجنس يزعم

يواجه اثني عشر رجلا تشويه والتنفيذ لكونه مثلي الجنس يزعم بعد اعتقاله من قبل ميليشيا اسلامية متطرفة الليبية.

وكان الرجال الاثني عشر، على ما يبدو، وجود حفلة خاصة في عين زارة، إحدى ضواحي طرابلس، عاصمة البلاد، عندما استولت عليها الميليشيات، في وقت متأخر مساء الخميس (22 نوفمبر).

تفاخر المجموعة عن طريق نشر الصور من الرجال في الفيسبوك، واصفا إياها ب “الجنس الثالث” (وهو مصطلح يستخدم في منطقة الخليج العربي للدلالة على ‘الشواذ’) بما في ذلك واحد من الرجال الذين لديهم ‘الوشم’ من الحناء على بلده العودة.

ورافق واحدة من الصور عن طريق الدعوة القرآنية ‘هناك ولا قوة الا قوة الله!’

في وقت كتابة هذا التقرير، تلقى صورة للرجال 121 من الأشخاص، سهم 118، وتعليقات عنيفة بشكل رئيسي مثل “جلد لهم الثابت! ‘،’ السماح لهم برؤية الرصاص! ‘،’ تحرير ليبيا! [أي من مثليون جنسيا] ‘،’ مطية لهم مثل ‘الجمال وهلم جرا.

حقوق الإنسان ترك ووتش ليبيا تعليقا قائلا ان المنظمة تأمل لن يعامل الرجال لا إنسانية، ودعا الميليشيات لتسليم الرجال إلى السلطات المدنية (التعليق تتلق أي يحب).

تفاخر صفحة الفيسبوك بعنوان ميليشيا باسم “وحدة الردع الخاصة” أن الرجال تم القبض العمل “ممارسات قوم لوط” و(أي الجنس مثلي الجنس) والتي أريد لها أن تكون مشوهة وتنفيذها.

ميليشيا تدعي أيضا أنها أصبحت الآن جزءا القانونية في وزارة الداخلية الليبية.

مجموعة الدول مهمتها هي إزالة ‘الفساد’، ‘نائب’، المشروبات الكحولية ومثليون جنسيا الآن من شوارع ليبيا.

حقوق الإنسان المحددة ووتش ليبيا للمجموعة كما في ميليشيا آل النواصي، الذين يعتبرون أن تكون السلفيين المتطرفة

وقد سبق للميليشيا أفادت بأنها مسؤولة عن الهجمات ضد الصوفية (نموذج معتدل للإسلام) الأضرحة وأتباعه.

مثلي الجنس ستار نيوز وحتى الآن، لم تتمكن من التحقق بشكل مستقل من هذه التقارير.

تحدث مع ستار نيوز جنسيا، وهو ناشط ليبي الملقب LGBT Khaleed قائلا: “لم تكن لدينا أي مثلي الجنس النوادي الليلية في ليبيا، لذلك ليس من غير المألوف لليبيين – الرجال على التوالي، والمخنثين ومثلي الجنس لحزب في مساحة خاصة والشراب والرقص ويكون متعة وأحيانا حتى ممارسة الجنس.

“هذه الحقيقة التي تم القبض عليهم من قبل هذه الميليشيات السلفية المتطرفة هو مقلق للغاية.

‘الحالة للأشخاص المثليين بعد الثورة تحسنت عموما، يمكن للناس قاء بعضهم البعض بسهولة أكثر من نظام القذافي تحت [القذافي]، على الرغم من وبطبيعة الحال ما زال علينا أن يكون حذرا جدا ودقيق.

“الكثير منا يخشى أن بعض الميليشيات [هناك أكثر من 250 منهم في البلاد]، والتي هي الإسلاميين المتطرفين الذين هم بشكل جيد للغاية المسلحة وتمويلها، وسوف تركز على المجتمع LGBT ومطاردة لنا باستمرار.

“الشرطة غائبة إلى حد كبير أو عاجزة حتى المجتمع المدني الليبي لديه مشكلة حقيقية، وغالبا ما تأخذ الميليشيات على القانون بأيديهم.

“أن الميليشيا النواصي شركة تدعي أنها هي الآن جزء من وزارة الداخلية مثير للقلق للغاية، وهذا التحرك ينبغي أن تكون غير مقبولة للجمهور ومنظمات المجتمع المدني”.