In court with the Sekusu Sisapi people

65 villagers travelled from the Gulf Province to Port Moresby to get justice for the illegal logging of their forests by Rimbunan Hijau, and I sat with them in the back of the Supreme Court. Seeing as they were probably sleeping rough, and wearing the same clothes every day in this tropical climate, the atmosphere was pretty ripe! Alas, the matter was adjourned:

Now until February 2014, meaning that the landowners have not had a reasonable hearing and either will have to wait it out on the streets of Port Moresby, or somehow find a way to get back to their families in the Gulf Province. So much for the justice system in PNG.

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