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PNG committed to death penalty

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Enforcing the death penalty is a "necessary pathway" for Papua New Guinea's government to reduce crime, Justice Minister Kerenga Kua said in reports on Friday. 

In this file photo, Pailu 'The Hunter' is seen guarding the entrance to the feared Koboni (meaning: invisible spirit; devil) 'raskol' gang's safehouse in the squalid shanty town of Kaugere in Port Moresby, on August 19, 2004

Kua, who is also the Pacific nation's attorney-general, shrugged off criticism of the revival of long-dormant capital punishment, saying it was a priority for the Pacific nation if it was serious about reducing rampant crime.

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