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[DOC] Company owned by Securitas accused of torture [Peru]

Author: Ove Gustavsson, GT-Expressen [Sweden], Published on: 10 February 2009

Unofficial translation provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre:
The Peruvian company Forza, owned by Swedish Securitas, is accused of having tied and beaten demonstrators – one to death. The abuses are said to have occurred at a demonstration against a mining operation in Rio Blanco [part of Monterrico Metals, owned by Zijin], in Peru, 2005 …“We have contacted our subsidiary and we are investigating this in peace and quiet”, says Gisela Lindstrand [Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications] at the international section of Securitas AB…“If this is true and these persons remain at the company we have to take action”. Securitas distances itself from the behavior shown in the photographs…“It is not conceivable that we would act this way. We are a serious security company”, says Gisela Lindstrand.

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Related companies: Forza (part of Securitas) Monterrico Metals (part of Zijin) Rio Blanco Copper (part of Xiamen Zijin Tongguan Investment Development Corporation, part of Zijin Mining Group, Tongling Non-Ferrous Metals Group Holding Co. Ltd. y Xiamen C&D Coperation Ltd.) Securitas AB Group Zijin