Two years after a brutal police crackdown against protesters at the Latpadaung copper mine site, Amnesty Int’l has issued a press release highlighting ongoing problems with the project.
Once again, tensions peak at the Latpadaung mining project after officials begin to fence off farmland that falls within the project zone.
All victims were Chinese workers operating a mine in Burma’s northern Kachin state, close to the border with Yunnan province
State media in Burma again accuses opposition Karen National Liberation Army of lethal mine blasts in volatile eastern state
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