Amnesty International has published a report on alleged police brutality and forced evictions occurring around the Porgera gold mine in Papua New Guinea. The organisation asks members of the public to urge the PNG government to investigate the human rights violations, prosecute those responsible, and provide remedy to those whose human rights were violated. An earlier report claimed that the mine operators, Barrick Gold and its joint venture partners, had acknowledged police culpability for the abuses. Now, Barrick appears to have retracted this statement, while a PNG police chief is claiming the accusations were false.
Barrick is a Canadian company but London-based AXA Investment Managers UK Ltd had over $10 million invested in the company in 2007, BlackRock Commodities Income Trust plc has invested in the company, and the company also has connections with Millhouse Capital, controlled by London resident Roman Abramovich, and New City Investment Managers Ltd/NCIM (UK).
See From Money to Metals by Roger Moody,