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(New York) - The Papua New Guinea government should abolish the death penalty instead of putting it back into effect, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said in a joint letter to Dr. Allan Marat, justice minister and attorney general. In the…
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Hon. Dr. Allan Marat Minister of Justice Department of Justice Government of Papua New Guinea Port Moresby Dear Minister Marat: We write to express concern over your recent statements in Parliament suggesting that the death penalty might be…
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Still Making Their Own Rules Ongoing Impunity for Police Beatings, Rape, and Torture in Papua New Guinea I. Summary Methods II. Background The Situation as Reported in 2005 Papua New Guinea's Legal Obligations III. A Continuing Practice of Police…
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Minister Alphonse Willie Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary Papua New Guinea Dear Minister Willie: Human Rights Watch writes to congratulate on your recent appointment as Minister of Police, and looks forward to communicating with you on issues…
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Minister Bire Kimisopa   Department of Justice and Attorney General   Papua New Guinea Dear Minister Kimisopa:     Human Rights Watch writes to congratulate you on your recent appointment as Minister of Justice and to welcome your public statements…
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Ms. Judy Tara Acting Jail Commander Buimo Jail, Lae VIA FACSIMILE: +675 323 2707 Dear Commander Tara: Human Rights Watch writes to express deep concern over reports that prison officers assaulted and sexually abused five juvenile prisoners on January…
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Hon. Bire Kimisopa Minister for Internal Security VIA FACSIMILE Dear Minister Kimisopa: We have noted recent reports of your announcement that, after a recruitment freeze of at least four years, the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC) intends to…
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Mr. Sam Inguba Commissioner of Police Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary Dear Commissioner Inguba: Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International write to express deep concern over reports that police shot and killed up to three students and wounded…
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(New York) - The government of Papua New Guinea should immediately investigate police killings of up to three schoolchildren and the injuring of roughly two dozen others in Enga province on October 31, Human Rights Watch said today. Deputy Police…
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Most travelers to Papua New Guinea have heard of the country's high crime rate. What they don't know is that many Papua New Guineans are as scared of the police as they are of common criminals. International donors should be very concerned about this.…
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(Port Moresby) - The Papua New Guinea government must act to stop the police from engaging in brutal beatings, rape and torture of arrestees, many of who are children, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. The 124-page report, “Making…
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"Making Their Own Rules" Police Beatings, Rape, and Torture of Children in Papua New Guinea Glossary I. Summary Key Recommendations Methods and Scope II. Background Children and Crime in Papua New Guinea Girls Police Procedures and Children III. Police…