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Posts Tagged ‘Gold Mining’ (3 found)

Gold Mining Companies Try to Buy Silence of Villagers Impacted by Toxic Waste in eastern Shan State

The Shan State Farmers’ Network (SSFN) and the Shan Human Rights Foundation (SHRF) deplore renewed attempts by gold mining companies to buy the silence of villagers impacted by toxic mining waste in eastern Shan State, instead of responding to their demands to stop mining and restore their lands […]

March 3, 2016  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation and Shan State Farmers' Network  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Police Arrest Four Miners During March to Naypyidaw

Miners Marching to Naypyidaw © DVBFour miners from Moehti Moemi gold mine in central Burma’s Yemathin township, who have been marching to Naypyidaw to protest a government order that closed their mines, were attacked by police and arrested today near Myohla town […]

November 23, 2012  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Gold Miners Claim Victory After Demands Granted

Gold mine protest in Mandalay Division. Photo © The IrrawaddyMore than a thousand gold miners called off a weeks-long protest on Thursday after their demands to restart work were granted by their parent company.

“The company agreed to 95 percent of our demands. Finally we achieved what we deserve and will call off the protest and will leave the area late this evening,” said Than Lwin, one of the miners […]

June 14, 2012  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤