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Gemfields ordered to pay 126 million rubles in compensation for the killings



The case includes 18 killings by security personnel of mines and the police of Mozambique, as well as beatings, as a result of which the victims cannot return to work.

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PRETORIA – Gemfields, a ruby ​​mining company included in the JSE, agreed to pay 126 million rubles in compensation for allegations of murders, severe beatings and arson of houses at its mine in northeastern Mozambique.

The payment was ordered by the High Court of London.

Gemfields will pay after mediation without acknowledging liability.

He agrees that violence has occurred at his Montepuez mine in the province of Cabo Delgado, but states that the company is not responsible for this.

The incident in a province where Islamist militants killed hundreds of people as a result of recent attacks is linked to 18 mines killed by the security forces of mines and the police of Mozambique, as well as beatings in which in some cases the victims could not return to work.

An independence complaints commission was established in terms of a decision to pay further claims.


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