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Video documentary claims Nevsun Resources uses conscripted labour in its Eritrean mine, company denies allegations

A video documentary alleges that Nevsun Resources has been using conscripted labour in its Eritrean mine. The company responded that "There's no corroborating claims to support any of the allegations being made."

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15 February 2016


Author: The Fifth Estate (Canada)

"Nevsun in Eritrea: Dealing With a Dictator"

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12 February 2016

Report alleges Nevsun Resources uses conscripted labour at its Eritrean mine; includes company's comments

Author: Lisa Mayor & Andrew Culbert, CBC News (Canada)

"Allegations of conscripted labour in Canadian mine: the fifth estate"

A Vancouver-based mining company that struck gold in the small East African country of Eritrea is being accused in a B.C. lawsuit of permitting forced labour to be used in the construction of its mine. The allegations filed by three former Eritrean conscripts in B.C.'s Supreme Court accuse Nevsun Resources of being "an accomplice to the use of forced labour, crimes against humanity and other human rights abuses at the Bisha mine.

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