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19 Sep 2017

Mitra taj, Reuters

Peru farmer sues miner Newmont in U.S. court over alleged abuse

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A farmer in Peru is suing Newmont Mining Corp in U.S. federal court, claiming the miner used violence and threats to try to evict her from her home to make way for a gold project...

The lawsuit charges the company on counts including battery, assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress, and seeks damages of at least $75,000 for each affected member of Acuna's family.

Newmont spokesman...said...hat the company had not yet been officially served notice from either EarthRights International or the court. He said the family has recently "been engaged in direct, good-faithdialogue" with the company.

"We encourage them to remain engaged in this process,"...

Newmonth's Peruvian unit has previously accused Acuna and her family of illegally occupying land that it said it had lawfully purchased in the 1990s in a highland region where it once hoped to build a $4.8 billion gold mine.

Newmont put the gold project, Conga, on hold in 2011 amid violent protests by local farmers worried about its impacts on water supplies.