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Papua New Guinea

30 August 2006

Australian Associated Press

A three-week amnesty for the surrender of illegal firearms in PNG's gun-ridden Southern Highlands province starts on Wednesday under a state of emergency in place there. PNG's Police Minister Alphonse Willie announced the amnesty in newspaper notices, calling for all illegal firearms to be surrendered within the set time and promising immunity from criminal prosecution if people did so. Prime Minister Michael Somare announced the emergency provisions for the... (

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