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Canadian Court to Rule in Nevsun Resources Case

Canadian Court to rule on Nevsun case
A British Columbia court will soon rule on a complaint filed in November, 2014 by three former Eritrean national servicemen against Vancouver-based mining company Nevsun Resources.

By TesfaNews,

Lawyers for the Canadian firm Nevsun Resources Ltd., Sutts, Strosberg LLP, Groia Groia & Company LLP and Andrew Morganti, are preparing the final case they will present to British Columbia’s Supreme Court. The court will soon rule on a complaint filed in November, 2014 by three former Eritrean national service conscripts.

However, the Judge will have to first decide whether it is competent to handle the case that involves a Vancouver-based mining company and African employees. Continue reading Canadian Court to Rule in Nevsun Resources Case

Three Eritreans File Lawsuit Against Nevsun for Slave Labour and Crimes Against Humanity

Three former employees of Segen Construction Company, the local contractor for Nevsun, alleges that they were forced to work on projects at the mine under abhorrent conditions that Nevsun expressly or implicitly approved the use of forced labour, a practice alleged to be so widespread and inhumane that it constitutes crimes against humanity. Wink. Wink.

By CCIJ,

THREE Eritrean men filed a civil lawsuit today in a Vancouver court against Nevsun Resources Limited (TSX: NSU / NYSE MKT: NSU) over the use of slave labour at Nevsun’s Bisha Mine in Eritrea.

The men allege that Nevsun’s local contractor, Segen Construction Company, which is owned by the Eritrean government’s ruling party, forced them to work on projects at the mine under abhorrent conditions and that Nevsun expressly or implicitly approved the use of slave labour, a practice alleged to be so widespread and inhumane that it constitutes crimes against humanity.

According to the lawsuit, conscripts were forcibly confined to the Bisha area, subjected to gruelling workdays and threatened with severe punishment if they left without authorization. They were made to survive on meagre rations and housed in deplorable conditions, the claim says, and all lived under a climate of constant fear and intimidation. Continue reading Three Eritreans File Lawsuit Against Nevsun for Slave Labour and Crimes Against Humanity

Human Rights Watch Reports Eritrean Cultural Norms as Abuses

HRW latest superfluous report on Eritrea should be seen as a malicious distortion of an African reality towards a political end

HRW’s dispecable misrepresentations of the cherished Eritrean dining culture as an abuse

By E-SMART,

In an effort to undermine Eritrea’s sustainable development in general, and its promising mining industry in particular, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has issued yet another report based on the usual fabrications and deliberate distortions of Eritrea’s cultural norms and national realities.

Though HRW has admitted that it has no presence in, and had never visited Eritrea, nonetheless, it has boldly chosen to indict Eritrea on “human rights abuses” based on dubious testimonies of only four peopleContinue reading Human Rights Watch Reports Eritrean Cultural Norms as Abuses