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20 Jul 2011

Leigh Day & Co

[PDF] Peruvian torture claimants compensated by UK mining company

Legal proceedings by 33 Peruvians against UK-based Monterrico Metals [part of Zijin]...have been settled by compensation payment without admitting liability. The London High Court trial was scheduled for 10 weeks from October with about 80 Claimant witnesses. Claimants alleged torture by the Peruvian Police after protesting at Monterrico’s Rio Blanco copper mine (near Ecuador) in August 05. The mine is owned by Monterrico Peruvian subsidiary, Rio Blanco Copper...The Claimants argues Monterrico was complicit in torture/mistreatment...The Claimants alleged...they were beaten, abused, threatened...two women were sexually abused, they forcibly ate rotten food and were detained on a platform for slaughtering animals. [also refers to Forza (part of Securitas), Securitas]

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UK: Mining company Monterrico Metals settles case with Peruvian claimants over alleged complicity in torture - company does not admit liability

Monterrico Metals lawsuit (re Peru)