Mutilations inflicted by the LRA

The following photos were taken at Lira hospital and show Hellen with a young woman who has had her lips and ears cut off. Also a young boy on a bed with flesh cut from the backs of his lower calves and buttocks. You can clearly see the fear and pain in his eyes. These mutilations are carried out to frighten others who may want to try and escape and as a warning not to talk to the authorities. Many of these mutilations are much worse than those shown here and many do not survive.