Papua New Guinea: Women Human Rights Defender: Anna Benny Appeal Case

Papua New Guinea: Women Human Rights Defender: Anna Benny Appeal Case

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Index Number: ASA 34/005/2006
Date Published: 3 September 2006
Categories: Asia And The Pacific, Papua New Guinea

In the second week of November 2005, Anna Benny, a human rights defender from Goroka town in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, disappeared. Reliable sources have now reported that Anna went to the assistance of her sister-in-law who was being held in a house and attacked on suspicion of practising sorcery. Along with her sister-in-law, Anna was reportedly shot and killed. Anna Benny's death should be investigated by the police and those responsible should be brought to justice.


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