Thursday, December 30, 2010

The most disturbing thing I've read today...

2003- "UN officials have opened a formal investigation into the allegations."

Sinafasi Makelo, a representative of Mbuti pygmies, told the UN's Indigenous People's Forum that during the four-year civil war his people had been hunted down and eaten. [....] Mr Makelo called on the forum to ask the UN Security Council to recognise cannibalism as a crime against humanity and an act of genocide. [....] Father Joseph Deneckere, a Belgian priest who has lived in the DR Congo since 1970, said [...] "Some of the victims had their sexual organs missing after tribal fighters cut them off to use as charms,"...

Not sure the UN has formally acted on this yet, but Jesus-fucking-Christ... wouldn't making cannibalism "a crime against humanity" have been one of its first logical proclamations?

1 comment:

  1. stunningly obscene that we need to formally recognize such horrors as crimes against humanity. Like we need written laws to have recourse to prevent them and punish offenders.