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Injia was targeted because his tribe had not paid compensation for the death of a man said to have been killed with sorcery, [acting police commander] Nili said.

The Guardian:

A chief justice has been ambushed and attacked in another incident related to Papua New Guinea’s escalating problem with sorcery-related violence.

The ambush followed the kidnapping and torture of two women from the judge’s tribe, who were accused of killing a man with sorcery.

Chief justice Sir Salamo Injia was traveling from his home in Enga province’s Wapenamanda district on Monday when he and his police escort were stopped at a makeshift roadblock.


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1.8° N
124.6° E
169.6° E
20.7° S


Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea (PG) is estimated to have a population of 8.2 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 2.1% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0.9 million.