Luminas (Sociedade Mineira de Luminas) (joint venture Lev Leviev, Endiama & Twins Ltd)

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27 January 2017

ITMs response to allegations against Bikuari Segurança Privada in Lunda Norte

Author: ITM Mining (Angola)

[The introductory letter summary in Portuguese is available here and the response summary in English is below]...

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14 November 2011

Angola: Criminal Complaint Lodged Charging Generals With Crimes Against Humanity

Author: Rafael Marques de Morais, allAfrica.com

Angolan anti-corruption campaigner Rafael Marques de Morais has filed a criminal complaint with the attorney-general of Angola against two diamond mining companies and their directors, who include top military officers. Marques...alleges that the...

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4 December 2008

"I was beaten until I fainted. When I return to consciousness it was dark. The next day I crawled back." Testimonies from the mine in which Leviev is a partner [Angola]

Author: Itai Ro, Globes (Israel’s Business Arena) [Article translated from Hebrew for Adalah-NY by Rann Bar-on]

Deloy Mpemba lives in Luremo...Nearby is mine operated by...Luminas - a partnership between Leviev, the Angola National Diamond Industry and a local retired general...Locals, who search for diamonds to avoid starvation are designated 'pirate miners'....

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16 October 2008

Uprising in Angola targets Leviev diamond mining company

Author: Adalah-NY

Though unreported in english media, portuguese-language reports from Angola document that a rebellion last week against diamond mining companies in the Cuango municipality in northeast Angola was repressed brutally by mining companies’ private security...

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10 October 2008
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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 established...

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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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