Forced labour alleged in Canadian-Eritrean mine project

From Welcome to Asmarino Independent. Tue Jan 15 2013, 21:19:41


"When Nevsun began building its Bisha mine in Eritrea in 2008, it failed to conduct human rights due diligence activity and had only limited human rights safeguards in place," Human Rights Watch said.

The Eritrean government insisted that Segen Construction Company, a local Eritrean contractor, carry out construction of the mine in 2008. Segen -- owned by the ruling People's Front for Democracy and Justice -- routinely exploits conscript workers that the government assigns to it, the report alleges.


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