Wednesday, November 17, 2010

African Albino Official Fears for Life

Discovery News: "A newly-elected member of parliament in the East African nation of Tanzania may be targeted for death because of his skin color; Salum Khalfan Barwany is an albino.

According to a Reuters news piece:

Salum Barwany said he feared a threat from an unknown group that he says has been tracking his movements since he was elected MP for the Lindi urban constituency in southern Tanzania on October 31. 'We have received information from good Samaritans that five people, some with military training, have been secretly pursuing me since I was elected an MP,' the member of the opposition Civic United Front party said. 'I have reported the matter to the police in [the capital of] Dar-es-Salaam and I hope they will take the necessary action.'"