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Papua New Guinea

A state of emergency remained in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The authorities continued to restrict the right to freedom of expression and intimidate journalists. Dozens of people were killed in inter-communal violence. Women continued to experience high rates of gender-based violence.
Asia and the Pacific Death Penalty

Papua New Guinea: Death penalty

Steven Loke, Greg Kavoa, Charles Kaona: On 10 February 1997 the above men were sentenced to death on conviction of murder after a trial at the Kimbe National Court in West New Britain. This is only the second time that the death penalty has been handed since 1991 when the punishment was...