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Peter Van Niekerk

19.04.2016 - (Last modified: 07.04.2017)
Peter Van Niekerk is a South African citizen and was in charge of the security for the Anvil Mining company at its coppe...
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Germain Katanga

18.04.2016 - (Last modified: 20.04.2018)
Germain Katanga, alias ”Simba”, was born on 28 April 1978 in the district of Ituri, in the Democratic Republic of Congo...
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Blaise Bongi Massaba

12.04.2016 - (Last modified: 14.06.2016)
The Democratic Republic of Congo suffered from an armed conflict between 1998 and 2003 which has essentially not ceased in the eastern part of the country. The number of deaths is estimated in millions in the conflict between several armed groups backed by Angola, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Uganda and Rwanda. Blaise Bongi Massaba was captain of the 3rd company of the 1st Batt...
Geneva/Ottawa (8 February 2016) – Ten years after prominent human rights defender Pascal Kabungulu was shot dead by sold...
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Bosco Ntaganda

18.09.2015 - (Last modified: 20.08.2019)
Bosco Ntaganda was born on 5 November 1973 in Rwanda and later obtained Congolese citizenship. Throughout his life he fo...
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Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui

08.06.2015 - (Last modified: 27.09.2016)
Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, also known as Mathieu Ngudjolo or Cui Cui Ngudjolo, was born on 8 October 1970 in Bunia, in the d...
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The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAGS) decided not to further prosecute the Swiss precious metals company Argor-Heraeus SA, that handled dirty African gold. While Swiss authorities acknowledged that Argor did refine looted gold and violated its duty of diligence, the case was nonetheless closed, a decision met with disbelief by the three NGOs working...

Argor case: UK Authorities Called to Act following Swiss Ruling

05.02.2014 - (Last modified: 12.07.2017)
A key ruling by the Swiss Federal Criminal Court has given momentum to a war crimes case against the Swiss gold refining...
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Argor case: Important decision of the Federal Criminal Court

03.02.2014 - (Last modified: 12.07.2017)
The Swiss Federal Criminal Court (FCC) rendered a decision on the Argor case on January 24, 2014. It reveals that a search was conducted on the premises of the Swiss refining company on November 4, 2013, following the opening of proceedings on alleged aggravated money laundry and complicity in the looting of raw materials. Documentation and computers were seized on th...

Stop Pillage: TRIAL welcomes the opening of an investigation

05.11.2013 - (Last modified: 13.07.2017)
TRIAL and its partners Open Society Justice Initiative and Conflict Awareness Project welcome the decision of the Swiss...
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TRIAL (Track Impunity Always) has submitted to the Swiss Federal Prosecutor a criminal denunciation against the precious...
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Ignace Murwanashyaka

15.03.2013 - (Last modified: 20.12.2018)
Ignace Murwanashyaka was born in 1963 in Butare, Rwanda. Since 1989, he has been living in exile in Germany. In 2000, Ge...
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