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19 Mär 2015

EarthRights International

US federal court orders Newmont Mining to provide evidence relating to Peruvian lawsuits over police repression at Newmont’s Conga mine

"Federal Court Orders Newmont Mining to Turn Over Evidence to Peruvian Wounded in Protest"

On Monday, a federal court ordered Colorado-based Newmont Mining Corporation to turn over evidence relating to police repression of protestors against Newmont’s proposed Conga mine in northern Peru. EarthRights International (ERI) filed the request in 2014 on behalf of Elmer Eduardo Campos Álvarez, a 33-year-old Peruvian farmer. Mr. Campos was paralyzed from the waist down in 2011 when he was shot in the back while peacefully protesting near the mine… Judge Robert E. Blackburn issued Monday’s order under the Foreign Legal Assistance (FLA) Statute, which allows people to request evidence found in the United States that can assist a legal case in another country.

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Peruvian farmer sues Newmont over alleged threats and violence to evict her from land

Newmont Mining lawsuit (re indigenous rights in Peru, filed in USA)