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1 September 2006
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1 September 2006

[PDF] full report: "Operation Kissonde: the diamonds of humiliation and misery"

Author: Rafael Marques, freelance journalist

This report...looks at the tragic impact that diamond extraction has on the lives of local populations, the institutional incentives to permanently violate human rights, the privatisation of violence, and the unchecked plundering of these resources......

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13 September 2006

Response by Lev Leviev Group: Security companies for diamond mining operations in Cuango responsible for killings, torture, beatings & other abuses, says report.

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27 September 2006

"Angola: The New Blood Diamonds" - a public seminar by Rafael Marques

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27 September 2006

Responses by diamond companies to report on abuses related to diamond mining in Cuango, Angola

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In September 2006, independent journalist Rafael Marques published his report "Operation Kissonde: the diamonds of humiliation and misery"... The report raises serious concerns about killings, torture, beatings & other abuses by security companies...

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18 October 2006

[DOC] Business & Human Rights Resource Centre highlights reported abuses in Angola’s diamond industry and obtains company responses

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre...invites responses from companies when serious allegations of misconduct are made. This process helps ensure our work is balanced and encourages companies to publicly address concerns. Below is a recent...

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29 November 2006

[DOC] Angola: The New Blood Diamonds

Author: Rafael Marques, public seminar at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London

...people from the diamond rich-areas of the Lundas, in North-eastern Angola, have trusted me with their personal stories as victims of systematic violence, humiliation and deprivation of their basic rights to survive. Diamonds are the cause of their...

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26 January 2007

[DOC] Rinsing the Blood from Angola’s Diamonds

Author: A public seminar by Rafael Marques at the Oxford University Africa Society

...I am here to share with you a reality of blood, and contempt for human rights, in the diamond fields of Cuango {in Angola]...The private security companies, which effectively control the territory, on behalf of the diamond industry, have...

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1 October 2007

Leviev: We have never dealt in precious stones from Myanmar

Author: Navit Zomer, YNetnews.com [Israel]

The Leviev Group does not deal in diamonds or precious stones from Myanmar and all of the jewels available for purchase in their stores have been acquired from collections that are dozens of years old, a spokesperson for the company said...This...

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1 October 2007

UK trade unions call on jewellery retailers Asprey, Harrods, Leviev to sever trading links with Burma (includes company responses)

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