Mercenary concern over PNG

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Mercenary concern over PNG

Britain has complained to Papua New Guinea about its use of mercenaries against rebels in Bougainville. Jeremy Hanley, the Foreign Office minister, yesterday called in the High Commissioner from PNG to express his concerns.

The Independent reported on Tuesday that Sandline International, a British- based company, was recruiting military advisers. Australian and New Zealand defence ministers also called on PNG to stop using mercenaries.

Andrew Marshall