African Minerals Ltd.: Workers’ strike turns deadly

This report is part of our former “Harmful Cases” documentation, where we continuously and concisely recorded human rights violations, violations of international law or environmental destruction caused by companies.

Human Rights Violations in Sierra Leone

African Minerals Ltd. runs an iron ore mine at Bumbuna in Sierra Leone.
On April 16, 2012, a peaceful strike of workers for increased wages, better working conditions and medical facilities became violent and left one woman shot dead. At least 6 persons were injured and 26 people arrested.

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Network Movement for Justice and Development