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[DOC] WACAM condemns the demolishing of James Sarpong’s village by AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem mine [Ghana]

Author: Daniel Owusu-Koranteng, Wassa Community Against Mining (WACAM) [Ghana], Published on: 29 July 2009

The people of Teberebie...have many complaints against AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem Mine...includ[ing] allegations of pollution of rivers...using the security agencies to shoot residents, payment of low compensation, non payment of compensation...loss of livelihood and forced evictions among others...[In] June 2009, AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem Mine...went to a High Court...to seek an order to evict Mr James Sarpong from his village which was granted by the High Court...[T]he company with the help of security agencies demolished Mr James Sarpong’s village in his absence and took away all his properties to an unknown destination...The Judgement in the James Sarpong’s case brings to fore the importance of raising the awareness of Judges on the human rights violations perpetrated against mining communities by the mining companies.

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Related companies: AngloGold Ashanti