2 Charged in Papua New Guinea "Witch" Killing

Trigger/Content Warning: Torture, Misogyny, and a Disturbing Image

Papua New Guinea police have charged two people with the grisly killing of a woman who was tortured and 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.

Many less-advanced cultures still blame women for mysterious deaths or illnesses, and Leniata was accused of causing the death of a young boy through sorcery.

Via Jezebel.