|A general view of the copper mine in Sarlingyi township in Monywa, Sagaing Division, Myanmar on May 23, 2014. Photo: Bo Bo/Mizzima|
Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has called for work to be halted at the Letpadaung copper mine and urged a fresh, “more detailed” investigation into the use of white phosphorous against protesters there in 2012.
|Policemen walk pass as they take security near the site of Chinese-backed copper mine at MoeGyoPyi village, in Monywa, Myanmar, 25 December 2014. Photo: Pyae Sone Aung/EPA|
The case of manslaughter, in relation to the death of Daw Khin Win, a 53 year old villager who was shot in the head by police during the riots of December 22 at the Letpadaung Copper Mine Project “should be further pursued according to law,” read a press statement from the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, released on January 15.
|Policemen stand guard behind the barricades as protesters stand on other side near Chinese Embassy during a protest march demanding the justice on Chinese-backed copper mine crack down, Yangon, Myanmar, 29 December 2014. EPA/LYNN BO BO|
YANGON (AFP) - Two more protesters opposed to the Letpadaung copper mine have been charged with offences that could see them jailed for up to five years, a lawyer said January 13.
|Protesters at the Letpadaung copper mine site on January 10, 2015. Photo: Ko Han Win Aung/Facebook|
Efforts to resolve the standoff between protesters and the Letpadaung copper mining company will get underway at a tripartite meeting on January 14.
|Photo: Ko Han Win Aung/Facebook|
Ten Myanmar women’s groups Friday called for justice for the woman who was killed in clashes between security forces and residents at the controversial copper mine in central Myanmar.
|Myanmar opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (L) speaks with local people during her visit to a village near the Chinese-backed copper mine project, in Monywa, Myanmar on March 14, 2013. Photo: Soe Than Win/AFP|
Nay Pyi Taw – The Committee for the Implementation of the Letpadaung Report has rejected Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s accusation that violence flared up at the Chinese company-run copper mine because the working committee did not implement the suggestions of her investigative body.