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Papua New Guinea

2 January 2002

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

The President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of PNG and Solomon Islands, Stephen Reichert, has warned leaders at all levels to answer to the problem of a dangerous "gun society" emerging in the Highlands region. Bishop Reichert said there was talk on the streets of how guns enter PNG and are distributed. "And there is another frightening emergence of a growing gang of "guns-for-hire", armed mercenaries who sell their services in local battles to the highest... (

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