U.S. Congress Moves on Conflict Diamonds Legislation

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8 November 2001

U.S. Congress Moves on Conflict Diamonds Legislation

Author: Rapaport News, on Diamonds.Net

Responding to a Washington Post article’s disclosure of Osama bin Laden’s ties to conflict diamonds, Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois), Rep. Tony Hall (D-Ohio) and Senator Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) held a press conference on November 8 to urge immediate action on the conflict diamonds legislation pending in Congress.

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2 November 2001

Al Qaeda Cash Tied to Diamond Trade

Author: Douglas Farah, Washington Post

Sale of Gems From Sierra Leone Rebels Raised Millions, Sources Say - The terrorist network led by Osama bin Laden has reaped millions of dollars in the past three years from the illicit sale of diamonds mined by rebels in Sierra Leone, according to U.S. and European intelligence officials and two sources with direct knowledge of events.

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