Central Africa: portrait of a man from the Congo with scars on his face. “By these symbolic mounds and ridges, of which the owner is inordinately proud, can be determined his tribe, his rank, and the secret societies to which he belongs.
In Belgian colonial-era Congo under the deceptive monstrous tyrant King Leopold II's rule Africans who didn't find enough rubber or ivory to meet the set quota were punished by having one of their hands cut off.
Man mutilated Rwanda World Press Photo of the Year: 1994 James Nachtwey, USA, Magnum Photos for Time. Rwanda, June Hutu man mutilated by the Hutu ‘Interahamwe’ militia, who suspected him of sympathizing with the Tutsi rebels.
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