Embassy to look into student’s death

National

Papua New Guinea Embassy in China is looking into the death of a student in a Chinese prison three weeks ago.
He is originally from Pogera in Enga.
Prime Minister Peter O’Neill told The National that he had directed the embassy in China to look into the incident.
“Our Embassy in China will assist in whatever way they can to help the family of the deceased student,” O’Neill said.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Rimbink Pato said earlier that the Department of Foreign Affairs was trying to find out what had happened to the student.
A spokesperson from the Chinese embassy also told The National earlier that they did not have any information on the matter but would look into it.
Thompson Kualara, the father of the deceased, said he was told by “authorities” two weeks ago that his son was in prison.
He could not give any further information on why his son was in prison.
Kualara said the family was awaiting further advice from authorities in China before repatriating the body back to Papua New Guinea.

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