Online response to Jeremiah Yinu overwhelming

Loop PNG has received overwhelming public responses to the updates over Jeremiah Yinu’s death, funeral and the subsequent arrests of four more soldiers who were allegedly involved in his brutal killing.

Many of our readers have commented with sadness over the lost life of a young man

A reader, Yvonne Sele, commented under the link of an update over the arrests that she hoped justice would prevail for the young life gone too soon.

Other readers also expressed anger at the actions of a few soldiers who tarnished the reputation of the PNGDF. Gus Manh said that the culprits should be brought to justice, adding that there were many good soldiers and the actions of the wrongdoers tarnished the others’ reputations.

Four more soldiers were arrested as of Monday (19th October) bringing the total arrested to eight, however the PNGDF while quiet still maintains that investigations are continuing to ensure that justice is served.

Jeremiah’s parents, father Thomas and mother Antonia, have both called for justice to be done over the killing of their young son who would have turned 18 on the 11th of next month.

In another story ran by PNG Loop this morning, Jeremiah’s dad says that the fight is far from over as they wait on the course of justice when they return to court next week Wednesday the 28th of October.

There is also a community page on Facebook titled Jeremiah Yinu Appeal where page admins who are close to the family, post updates on the case and also allow well-wishers to post their support in this case which has put a spotlight on the conduct and actions of military, especially with regards to dealing with tense confrontations.

Picture source: Jeremiah Yinu Appeal page 

Julianna Waeda