Friday, June 26, 2009

Zimbabwe army exploiting children, using torture to run diamond mine...

Lobby group Human Rights Watch has accused Zimbabwe's army of using forced labour, including children, to mine diamonds in the east of the country.

Local villagers who do not co-operate with the military are beaten and tortured, the US-based group says. 

Their report also details an alleged massacre of diamond diggers last year, after the disputed elections. 

It urges the unity government to take control of the mines and use the revenue to help rebuild the country. More...

See also:

  1. The death diamonds of Zimbabwe...(video)
  2. Zimbabwe's Harare "worst city to live in..."
  3. How they train cops in Zimbabwe...
  4. Zimbabwe: Mugabe ‘vacationing in, and switching funds to, Malaysia...'

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