Zimbabwe: Human rights abuses still on-going in Marange, says community group

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Company non-response
16 May 2012

New Reclamation did not respond to: Human rights abuses still ongoing in diamond region of Marange, says community group - cites beatings by diamond company guards, use of dogs to chase away job-seekers.

Company response
22 March 2012

Anhui Foreign Economic Construction’s response to concerns about its operations in Marange [Zimbabwe

Author: Anhui Foreign Economic Construction (parent company of Anjin)

Recently some Newspapers and Medias published some untrue news that “Anjin Investment (Private) Limited beats and curses local workers’, such untrue reports come out of zero and are pure slander to Anjin, they cannot stand any test of truth and facts. All the procedures for Anjin to mine diamond in Zimbabwe have fulfilled all related laws and regulations. In November 2011 Kimberley Process specially sent two monitors to examine and verify the procedures of Anjin’s diamond mine, their conclusion is that Anjin is completely in accord with the requirements of Kimberley Process.

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Author: 安徽省外经建设有限公司

近期,部分报纸和媒体刊登的“关于安津公司打骂当地工人”的不实新闻报道实属无中生有,是对安津公司的一种诋毁,一种污蔑,是经不起事实考验的。近期,部分报纸和媒体刊登的“关于安津公司打骂当地工人”的不实新闻报道实属无中生有,是对安津公司的一种诋毁,一种污蔑,是经不起事实考验的。安津公司在津巴布韦开采金刚石矿,各项程序符合相关法律法规,2011年11月金伯利进程专门派出两名督察员对安津金刚石矿项目进行审核,审核结果认为安津公司完全符合金伯利进程要求...

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Article
5 March 2012

Zim’s illicit gem trade thriving underground [Zimbabwe]

Author: South Africa Press Agency (SAPA)

...“Abuses are still very common and we receive regular reports from CCDT local human rights monitors,” said [Melanie] Chiponda [of the Chiadzwa Community Development Trust (CCDT)]. She cited beatings by guards at the Chinese-joint venture Anjin Investment...and a [South African] company contracted to Mbada Diamonds [joint venture Zimbabwe Mineral Development Corporation, New Reclamation Group] that “still uses dogs to chase away job-seekers”...[response by Anhui Foreign Economic Construction below. Business & Human Rights Resource Centre also invited New Reclamation Group to respond but it did not do so.]

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