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10 October 2007

Prospectors and 'ninja' miners flood to east's El Dorado [Mongolia]

Author: Jonathan Watts, Guardian [UK]

Enkhmaa – an illegal gold miner…says the Mongolian police seized, beat and imprisoned her for wandering too close to a foreign-owned mine… Russian and local firms have bought up concessions to mine the land [around Ogoomor, Mongolia]… For years, the...

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14 October 2006

[PDF] Release of IPT [Indian People's Tribunal] Report on Kashipur: An Enquiry into Mining and Human Rights Violations in Kashipur, Orissa

Author: Indian People's Tribunal on Environment & Human Rights

An eight member multidisciplinary panel of the Indian People’s Tribunal headed by Justice S. N. Bhargava (Former Chief Justice Sikkim High Court) enquired into alleged human rights and environment violations created by a bauxite-mining project...

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4 October 2006

The Fight for Gold: Police Violently Repress Peaceful Protest at International Mining Conference in Andean Region of Argentina

Author: Centre for Human Rights & Environment (CEDHA - Argentina)

Andalgalá, Catamarca...Local citizens suffered a brutal beating, teargas, and rubber bullets fired by local police at a pro-mining meeting...between high government officials and mining representatives...when [the citizens] claimed their right to know...

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23 April 2006

Three killed in Sudan protest over Nile dam

Author: AFP

Three civilians were killed in violent clashes between Sudanese police and residents protesting the construction of a dam on the Nile river north of Khartoum, police said...Nine people, including four policemen, were also wounded in the clashes Friday...

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29 May 2002

Expert proposes world eco-cops to guard resources

Author: Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

An advisor to the European Union on illegal logging called yesterday for the creation of a specialist group of international environment police to catch criminals plundering the Earth's resources.

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