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


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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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