Human Rights Report Confirms Rapes by Security Guards at Barrick Mine in Papua New Guinea

see: 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 […]

Latest Rape in Porgera

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 […]

Massive Arrest – Porgera

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 […]

Police swoop on Barrick employees

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 […]

latest killing and open fire shot out by Barrick private security force

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 […]

Three girls raped at Porgera Mine site

We have received a complaint that three young girls at the age around 14 years were taken into PJV Yoko 2 camp on the 18th June 2010 and raped by PJV engaged police mobile squads. Also the victims have reported the matter at the Paiam Police Station on the 19th June 2010 OB no#6288/10 with […]

PNG TO PROTEST TO CANADA: Porgerans respond to accusations about their advocacy abroad

At the outset, we write to establish our facts surrounding the sudden outburst by Member for Lagaip Porgera Hon. Philip Kikala in Parliament questioning about the rights of four Porgera villagers recent visit to Canada. The four villagers from Porgera where not there in Canada, trying to sell fabricated stories against Barrick Gold of Canada. […]

Indigenous Leaders from Papua New Guinea Accuse Barrick Gold of Abuses

Four members of the Ipili tribe of Porgera in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have travelled to Canada to demand that Barrick Gold address serious human rights abuses and environmental destruction related to Barrick’s Porgera Joint Venture gold mine. Two of the Ipili are landowners and also part-owners of the Porgera Joint Venture mine. Long-standing allegations […]

Jethro Tulin’s testimony read to Barrick shareholders at their 2009 Annual General Meeting

Jethro Tulin’s testimony read to Barrick shareholders at their 2009 Annual General Meeting April 29th, 2009 My name is Jethro Tulin and I hold a proxy from Mr. David Wurfel. Mr. Munk, I am an indigenous Ipili from the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. I have traveled half way across the world to speak out […]

Reckless Killings at Porgera Gold Mine Site

The Akali Tange Association makes this press release after continuous reckless killings of local indigenous peoples in and around the Porgera mine gold mine site. The latest victim to fall in the hands of Barrick’s Porgera security guards was 15 year old Gipson Umbi from Weigima village, located just few metres from the open pit. […]