Five injured in renewed attacks at Freeport-Rio Tinto Grasberg copper/gold mine

A series of attacks have resumed near Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold’s Grasberg’s mine in Indonesia’s Papua Province. Five Freeport employees traveling by bus were shot at and wounded by glass shrapnel. The official Indonesia news agency Antara said the bus was shot at on its way to the mine Sunday afternoon. Papua Police Chief Bagus Ekodanto told Antara five people were injured in the attack.
Rio Tinto helped finance the expansion of this mine in Indonesian-occupied West Papua, and continues to profit from it. See
Indonesian tribe files lawsuit against mining company Freeport, claiming rights abuses

Lawyers claiming to represent an Indonesian tribe have filed a lawsuit against U.S. mining company Freeport, demanding $30 billion in damages for unspecified environmental and human rights violations…Freeport declined to comment directly on the suit, but its e-mailed statement said previous petitions making “similar baseless and human rights claims have been dismissed…”…The Freeport mine has frequently been targeted by rights groups and environmental campaigners…Lawyers claiming to represent the Amungme tribe, which lives close to the mine, filed the suit Thursday in the South Jakarta District Court, Judge Suharto said…He declined to give any more details on the suit, which was not read out in court.