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Lawsuit Revived Against Mining Giant Rio Tinto for War Crimes in Papua New Guinea

HeadlineOct 27, 2011

A U.S. federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit accusing mining giant Rio Tinto of committing genocide and war crimes in Papua New Guinea, where it once ran one of the world’s largest copper and gold mines. In their lawsuit, current and former residents of the island of Bougainville claimed that Rio Tinto decimated the island and forced native workers to live in “slave like” conditions.

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