Three killed in Sudan protest over Nile dam

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Company response
17 May 2006

Response by CWE (see China International Water & Electric): 3 civilians killed during protests over Merowe dam.

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Article
12 May 2006

[DOC] Response of China International Water & Electric Corp. (CWE) to concerns about shooting near Merowe Dam, Sudan

Author: Ding Zhengguo - Vice President, China International Water & Electric Corp. (CWE) & Project Director, CCMD Joint Venture, Merowe Dam Project

...[T]he Government of Sudan has assigned local security force to be responsible for the security of the Merowe Dam Project since commencement of the Project...Security personnel from professional security companies engaged by the contractors and approved by the client and the Engineer, are also 24 hrs available for the security of the site camp and construction site. So far within our site no such event of what you mentioned in your e-mail occurred. Meanwhile, we haven’t received any report from the project client, Engineer and local government agencies on any of such event beyond the contractor’s site.

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Company response
5 May 2006

Response by ABB: 3 civilians killed during protests over Merowe dam

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Article
5 May 2006

[DOC] ABB statement regarding incident in which 3 civilians were killed during protests over Merowe dam, Sudan

Author: ABB

ABB has met the Sudanese authorities and expressed concern about the reported violent incidents in the Amri School area in April. Taking note of the Sudanese government's intention to hold a formal inquiry into the incidents, ABB has called for a full inquiry and for the results to be made public.

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Company response
3 May 2006

Response by Lahmeyer: 3 civilians killed during protests over Merowe dam

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Article
3 May 2006

[DOC] Lahmeyer comments regarding incident in which 3 civilians were killed during protests over Merowe dam, Sudan

Author: Lahmeyer

We wish to refer to your e-mail regarding the recent incident in the future reservoir of the Merowe dam, which we received on April 27, 2006...Two incidents have been reported. Following is a summary of verbal descriptions of these incidents received by the technical consultant from Government representatives.

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Article
3 May 2006

[DOC] Response of Leadership Office of Hamdab Dam Affected People (LOHAP) to Lahmeyer International's comment on the Amri massacre, Sudan

Author: Leadership Office of Hamdab Dam Affected People (LOHAP)

Lahmeyer International's response on Amri killings is untruthful and contradictory...the response contradicts the position of the Sudanese government...[The] version of people fighting among themselves was first mentioned by the dam chief executive...It is obvious that Lahmeyer is quoting the executive and not any independent source...Lahmeyer did not mention any wounded persons, despite the fact that there were more than thirteen people wounded in the clashes...

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Company non-response
26 April 2006

Alstom did not respond to: 3 civilians killed during protests over Merowe dam.

Article
24 April 2006

Al-Jazeera coverage of the incident at Merowe Dam, Sudan [video footage in arabic]

Author: Al-Jazeera

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Article
24 April 2006

SHRO [Sudan Human Rights organization] condemns murderous attacks on citizens of Merowe Dam

Author: Sudan Human Rights organization, Cairo office

The Sudan Human Rights organization Cairo Office is gravely concerned for the murderous attacks on the citizens of the Merwoe Dam area by government security forces and militia groups on the 22nd of April, 2006. As relayed by several witnesses, as well as families of the injured citizens, the attack was planned and executed by the assaulting troop in collaboration with the security headquarters of the dam administration, which had been threatening with “severe reactions” the natives opposing the dam’s location and the resettlement plans for the natives far away from their ancestral land at the Nile banks.

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