Monday, June 18, 2007

Mob justice

Three women, believed to be go-betweens for Guatemala's famously enterprising adoption agencies were attacked in the township of Muyurco on Friday by locals convinced they had kidnapped a nine-year-old girl (later found dead). One was hanged in the square, one had petrol poured over her and was set alight (yet survived) and the other was badly beaten and later ended up in jail, though authorities remain unsure about how the mob made the connection between the women and the disappearance of the girl.

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