PANAMA: 10 Evangelicals Arrested In Torture Murders Of Six Children, Exorcisms, Victims Beaten With Bibles

The Guardian reports:

Prosecutors in Panama have found the corpses of six children and one adult in a clandestine burial pit where a religious sect was found torturing indigenous people in exorcism rituals. Prosecutors said the victims ranged in age from one to 17, and that the adult was a pregnant woman who was the mother of five of the children.

The pit was found at a remote camp near the Caribbean coast where on Wednesday police arrested 10 members of an evangelical sect known as “The New Light of God”. In that raid, police also freed 14 members of the Ngabé Buglé indigenous group who had been tied up and beaten with wooden cudgels and Bibles. Some also apparently suffered burns.