Horror Buimo jail break high level investigation begins in PNG

Nearly four weeks after 17 prisoners were shot dead during a mass jail breakout in PNG, an investigation is about to get underway.

PNG Correctional Services had ordered an investigation into the incident at Buimo jail in mid May, but has been unable to send a team of investigators to Lae because as usual there was no funding available.

International human rights organizations have called for an independent inquiry, expressing concern that security forces' first response was to use lethal force.
It's also not the first time there's been a deadly breakout at Buimo jail.
12 prisoners were killed and 18 wounded when 94 prisoners escaped in February last year.

Ruben Manamb is the Acting Senior Operations officer for PNG Corrections and part of the four-person investigation team traveling to Lae to carry out a week-long investigation.


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