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Grasberg mine: PT Freeport Indonesia must respect workers’ rights
Author: FIDH, Published on: 8 November 2011
Since September 15, thousands of workers have been on strike at Grasberg, in West Papua, the world’s largest gold mine. Grasberg is exploited by PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI), a branch of the US-based company Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold. The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS) call on PTFI and the Indonesian national authorities to refrain from further acts of reprisals against striking workers, including violence, and find through active dialogue a sustainable response to the workers’ legitimate demands.