Madagascar Mob Kills Europeans over ‘Organ Trafficking’

BBC News, October 3, 2013

Two European men have been burnt to death in Madagascar by protesters who suspected they trafficked the organs of a missing child for witchcraft rituals.

Witnesses say a local man suspected of involvement was also lynched hours later on Nosy Be, a tourist island resort in Madagascar’s north-west.

It is believed he may be the person questioned by police over the child’s disappearance on Wednesday.

His detention prompted riots outside a police station and the ensuing unrest.

“Rioters launched a manhunt and killed the Europeans” in the early hours of Thursday morning, the deputy commander of the paramilitary police, Gen Guy Randriamaro Bobin, told the AFP news agency.

He said an eight-year-old boy’s lifeless body was found on Thursday morning, without genitals and without a tongue, the agency reports.

Officials initially said the men were French nationals, but residents on Nosy Be say one of the men may have been Italian.

“Two foreigners died, we have confirmed that one of them was French,” AFP quotes France’s foreign affairs spokesman Philippe Lalliot as saying.

Several hours later witnesses, including an AFP correspondent, saw a man dragged from a vehicle and thrown on a fire on the popular palm-fringed Ambatoloaka beach.

A Nosy Be resident told the BBC the man was the suspect questioned by the paramilitary police on Wednesday, who was later released.

The BBC’s Tim Healy in the capital, Antananarivo, says Nosy Be is the jewel in the crown of Madagascar’s tourist industry and has been used to encourage tourists to return to the Indian Ocean nation following several years of political unrest.

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According to reports, at least one person was also killed in the violence that erupted outside the police station in HellVille, the main town on Nosy Be, on Wednesday.

Police fired shots in the air to disperse the protesters, who had been hurling stones.

The mob then burnt down houses around the station before going on to find the home of the two foreigners.

“They confessed under torture [by the mob] to organ trafficking,” Gen Randriamaro Bobin told AFP.

Local media reported that the protesters had found human organs in a fridge in the building where the Europeans were staying.

Our correspondent says the incident may have political undertones as elections are scheduled to take place on 25 October and there are tensions nationwide.

Poor communities fear that human organs can be removed for use in traditional witchcraft or cults, our reporter says.

Instances of mob justice are common in Madagascar and can be exploited to stir up political tension or as means of revenge over other disputes, he adds.

The French embassy in Madagascar sent out text alerts warning French nationals not to travel to Nosy Be and urging foreigners on the island resort to remain indoors and not go to the beach where it is reported the foreigners were burnt.

A regional government official on Nosy Be blamed for the paramilitary police’s lax response to the case was reportedly kidnapped on Wednesday.

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  • Puggg

    Two European men have been burnt to death in Madagascar by protesters
    who suspected they trafficked the organs of a missing child for
    witchcraft rituals.

    I bet these “European” men were non-white Africans.

    • Xerxes22

      If no photos of the victims are published then we’ll know for sure.

      • 1stworlder

        The little boys penis was missing does anyone know where Barney Frank was at this time?

  • Spartacus

    “He said an eight-year-old boy’s lifeless body was found on Thursday
    morning, without genitals and without a tongue, the agency reports.”


    That’s not organ trafficking . No one sells or buys tongues and genitals except for the savages who use them for muti, and I doubt they pay much for them.

    As a rule of thumb – Stay the f&*^ away from any dark-skin country . There’s a reason the worthless scum who live there would do anything to get out of there in the first place…

    • Manaphy

      My policy is that I never visit non-white countries (Israel included) unless on a mandatory business trip or something like that. Anything that can be seen or experienced in a non-white country can be done at much higher quality in a white country.

      • Spartacus

        I don’t know about that… I hear nice things about Japan .

        • Manaphy

          I guess one could say that Japan is an exception, because Japan has helped whites in the past, and Japan represents everything that whites should have in terms of nationalism and immigration policy.

          • The Japanese wanted what we in Europe and North America had built for ourselves, so they did it.

            I was loaned to a Japanese chemical company in 1994, and that was the happiest time of my life before I went to US federal prison.

            My happiest, most professional days in Colorado were working with the guys from Mitsubishi and Kojundo. I used to take them shooting.

            My best rifle marksman student was Masamichi Azuma, from MEC. He could shoot about like I do, but I think he was a natural with the Kar-98k.

            I would not care to be fired upon by him.

      • Bantu_Education

        What about Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, etc?

  • joesolargenius

    This is but another example of why we should travel to non black countries while on vacation or business.

  • ZeitTrash

    “Aside from that, how was your holiday, François?”

  • Raised Its Ugly Head

    Exposing ourselves to uncontrolled Diversity has diverse consequences.

  • bigone4u

    “the violence that erupted outside the police station in HellVille, the main town on Nosy Be”
    The town is aptly named. It should be the name of any all black area in Africa or elsewhere.

  • Daniel Schmuhl

    It’s amazing how some humans are doing particle physics in 2013 and other still believe in witchcraft. You would almost think that these kinds of people are biologically different somehow.

  • White Mom in WDC

    Groids gonna groid.

  • Bantu_Education

    They “confessed under torture”, so they were obviously guilty.

    • Juan Outtamany

      Only witches float. FYI

  • IKantunderstand

    Uh huh. Frankly, let’s face it, I have seen the people who are identified as “French” and “Italian” of late, and these descriptions are meaningless anymore. The same is true for “American” and “Canadian”. Even the descriptor “European” has been made meaningless. The ploy of the powers that be to completely denigrate and wipe out the White race, continues. We no longer can count on descriptors of old to accurately describe us. We literally have lost the definitions of what the word “German” means, what the word “English” means, what “French” and “Swedish” means. Our White ethnic identities have been downgraded to nothing more than an appellation to anyone who resides in OUR WHITE countries. That’s correct, no matter what your ethnic background or race, as soon as you move to a White country, you are called by that White ethnic appellation. A Somalian who moves to India is a Somalian. A Somalian who moves to China, is a Somalian. A Somalian who moves to Sweden, is a Swede; however, if you want to be really naughty, you could, in a hushed voice, refer to said Somalian, as a “new” Swede. GASP! HORROR! You must be a racist. Actually, does India and China take in Somalis? I mean, these two countries are the next big thing. They need to start taking in “refugees”.

    • I am Scottish, Irish, Welsh, German, Cherokee and Tuscarora. I call myself an “American”. Nobody would confuse me for anything else. My daughter is half-Japanese, but she asked me recently what she should call herself. Ariadne speaks English with me and Japanese with her mother. She looks very much like me.

  • There’s an ongoing dispute as to who got there first. But it definitely was the Asians (related to the Malaysians) who gave the island the Malagasy language and most of its culture. While it’s true that Africa is much closer, in all fairness, the currents favor travel across the Indian Ocean – and it’s more like 200+ miles from Mozambique.

  • Mahound

    My husband went to Nosy Be and all I got was this small – but totally realistic – dildo!

  • Bantu_Education

    “The coastal regions…….are mostly black, while the inland regions are mostly Asian.” Strange when you consider that blacks, for the most part, can neither sail, swim, or fish. I had always assumed the eastern coast, facing was Asian and the Western (African-facing) coast was African.

  • Puggg

    I doubt that white pervs are into voodoo. They’re into a lot of naughty evil things, just not voodoo.

  • Kevinberger

    An eyewitness testimony was published in a French-language information website covering that area of the world.
    In summary :

    The missing boy most likely accidentally drowned (that was the local police guess and still is the best working hypothesis), and his body was indeed found floating, brought back to shore by the current. His “missing organs” were likely as well due to fishes having started to eat him (eyes, anys, tongue,…)

    Rumors started to go wild as the crowd gathered around the body; first, a local tourist guide, who owned one of the boats the body was found near, was overheard talking about the situation on his cellphone; he was promptly denounced/manhandled to the police, who asked him to go testify at a near town in the mainland.
    Later that day, a mob got all worked up, and besieged the local police station, so they could “interrogate” said local guy, who wasn’t present.
    The policemen (probably rightly) fearing for their lives, shot “warning shots” – looks like they aimed low, since there were 2 KIA and a dozen or so wounded.

    Starting with that violent confrontation, all hell broke loose, and a posse started looking for suspects, looking for “clues” like ice chest.
    The Frenchman and Italian were tourists, regular ones, not sexual predators AFAIK, who had been regular clients of with that “suspect” local guy during the preceeding days.
    They were snatched, “interrogated”, and lynched/necklaced (hopefully, they were killed before being torched on the beach).

    The local guy, unaware of the situation, had made it back to the island after being interrogated and clearing himself. He was spotted by the posse, and met the same fate as the two Europeans.

    Tensions remained very high at the time the eyewitness told that story; tourists had fled, expats were huddled up to protect themselves, and the central authorites were sending the military to control the situation. Lastly, about 24 had been arrested in conjonction with the lynchings.