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see: http://www.miningwatch.ca/en/human-rights-report-confirms-rapes-security-guards-barrick-mine-papua-new-guinea Ottawa) A report released today by Human Rights Watch confirms allegations of gang rapes and other human rights abuses by security guards of Barrick Gold’s Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) mine in Papua New Guinea (PNG). This important report represents but the latest attempt to raise public awareness about these long standing abuses at [...]

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LATEST INCIDENT Date of Incident: January 19, 2011 Name of Victim: Elssie Kumbi of Anawe village Porgera, Enga Province Papua New Guinea Location of incident: Mines Lime plant site, Kumbipara, Nature of Incident: Brutality and torture in an attempt to rape causing severe internal and external damage to body Incident: In the evening of January [...]

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Dear Editor, This morning, the Porgera Mine Police arrested 45 local Porgerans along the riverine tailings while they were panning gold. This local landowners live in the Special mining Leased area (SML). Their homes have not been relocated since the mine granting the Special Mining Lease and the licence to mine. This people’s land ones [...]

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by Joshua Arlo, Post Courier (PNG), January 18th, 2011 POLICE have begun arresting terminated employees of the Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) implicated in alleged sexual assaults against women and other serious crimes, with many more terminations and arrests expected in the coming weeks. Acting Police Commissioner Tony Wagambie and PJV announced this yesterday, stating that this is [...]

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Response to paid Press Statement done by Honorable Philip Kikala, Member for Lagaip – Porgera on the Post Courier dated 8th December 2010. Surprise but not surprisingly, Mr. Kikala seems to have gone off the track in his attempt to answer numbers of sensitive issues connected with the operation of the Porgera Gold. The decision [...]

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One more unlawful shooting to death of an indigenous landowner at the Porgera Joint Venture Barrick mine site yesterday evening resulted in indigenous landowners confront Barrick. Related to the same shooting incident, of relatives of the late victim protest at the mine site Community Affairs Office today at about 12 o’clock demanding remorse for unlawful [...]

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