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22 Dec 2014

Thomas Fuller & Wai Moe, The New York Times

Myanmar: Female human rights defender killed while protesting mining

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"Woman Killed While Protesting Chinese Copper Mine in Myanmar", 22 Dec 2014

A villager protesting the expansion of a Chinese copper mine in Myanmar was shot and killed on Monday, witnesses said, in the latest bout of violence to mar the project... Villagers reached by telephone said the slain woman, Daw Khin Win, 56, was shot by security forces as the police and Chinese employees of the mine were erecting a fence in one of the villages where land had been seized for the expansion of the operation. More than a dozen people were wounded in clashes with security forces, witnesses said...