EWER Alert: Motivations and social impacts of accusations of sorcery

March 5, 2014

Belun’s Early Warning, Early Response (EWER) monitoring for November 2013 through to January 2014 reported a number of violent incidents relating to accusations of sorcery occurring in the districts of Likia, Manatuto and Dili. Initial reports for February have continued to record similar incidents. These recent incidents highlight the ongoing social tensions and conflict potential relating to suspicions and accusations of the practice of black magic across Timor-Leste.

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