UN wants transparent probe into police, students’ clash

The National,Wednesday June 15th, 2016

THE United Nation has called for a transparent, independent and thorough inquiry into the clash between police and University of PNG students in Port Moresby last week.
UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon in a statement called on the Government and all parties to work towards resolving the issue which had led to the month-long protest “through a commitment to the rule of law without resorting to violence”.
He said the UN was deeply concern about the unrest in PNG, in particular the event of last Wednesday when police opened fire at student protesters.
A number of students were injured with some still hospitalised.
He said they were aware of a police inquiry to be conducted into the incident.
“It is important that the police inquiry examines the use of force by law enforcement officers, including the use of live ammunition, and takes in consideration relevant human rights laws and the standard as well as recommendation of the UN Special Rapporteurs who recently visited Papua New Guinea,” he said.