Lahmeyer under criminal investigation in Germany over involvement in dam in Sudan that allegedly displaced over 100,000 people

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17 September 2011

Merowe dam Technical Consultant, Lahmeyer, under investigations [Germany]

Author: Sudan Tribune

Lahmeyer...the German consultant is under investigations with regard to its involvement in Merowe dam project in Sudan...Merowe dam project, also known as Hamdab dam, is a hydroelectric project on the River Nile Fourth cataracts...It was completed in 2010 and has caused the displacement of more than 100,000 individual from three riverian communities, hamdab, Amri and the Manasir. The matter arose last year from a criminal complaint presented by the European Center of Constitutional and Human Rights...The attorneys Wolfgang Kaleck and Miriam Saage-Maaß accuse the Corporation Lahmeyer of coercion and damage of property...The Corporation, based in Bad Vilbel (Germany), is believed to have violated the right to property, the right to food and the right to adequate housing...According to Frankfurt Prosecutor’s Office/Main, Lahmeyer is supposed to submit a statement by autumn.

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Company response
6 May 2010

[Response regarding ECCHR complaint over impacts of Merowe dam project in Sudan

Author: Lahmeyer

Lahmeyer International has taken notice of the press release by ECCHR regarding the power plant project Merowe in Sudan and the accusations against LI's management and employees reported to the Frankfurt public prosecution office. LI fully rejects the accusations. The management has assured the public prosecution office of its full support to investigate the accusations and will cooperate closely with the investigating authority.

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