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

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Published on: 27 September 2006

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 employed by diamond firms in Cuango, Angola, and includes responses by two of the security companies. The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited five diamond companies to respond to the report. The companies' responses are available below. [links to responses by Endiama, ITM Mining, Lazare Kaplan, Lev Leviev Group, Odebrecht; rejoinders by Rafael Marques to responses of Lazare Kaplan, Odebrecht]

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Related companies: Endiama (Empresa Nacional de Diamantes de Angola) ITM Mining Lazare Kaplan Lev Leviev Group Odebrecht