Friday, September 18, 2009

Bolivian Mennonite Killed by 22 of His Brethren for Rape.

A story came across my radar this summer of a Mennonite man in Bolivia who was accused of raping several community members.

Reports today account of the mans hanging death by 22 of his fellow community members.

Franz Wieler Kloss, a father of nine, who prior to his death had been punished by his community for drinking, not working hard enough on his farm and other infractions against his church and community was hanged from a pole by his arms for nine days before being let down.

He later died in a hospital.

For more news, see here.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to the news reports on this situation, the man was left hanging by his hand/arms for nine hours, not nine days.

January 30, 2010 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger L A Neumann said...

Thank you so much for the correction. I hate to be inaccurate; however, I would like to note that hanging a man by his hands/arms for nine hours is still not acceptable enactment of justice, regardless of his heinous crimes.

January 30, 2010 at 10:51 AM  

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