election-related violence

Bishop welcomes support to end GBV, SARV

The workshop emphasized the centrality of human rights in addressing the ongoing impacts of election-related violence in the province, including sorcery accusation-related violence (SARV).

Human rights defenders, community leaders, and church leaders are attending this workshop. 

Further violence quelled in Kuat

It was alleged that the fight was between supporters of the two candidates contesting the Finschhafen Open seat, and as a result, business houses were closed on Monday 20 June, for fear of violence escalating.

A section of PNGDF Engineers engaged in road construction in Finschhafen, together with members of a police unit responded and apprehended three suspects. The suspects are now in police custody.