A colony for 50 years, federated , Unified to Ethiopia , in 1991's seceded after three decades of rebellion. Since 1998 Eritrea is at War, harboring proxy warriors especially the notorious Al- Shabab. Torture ,imprisonment , thousands fleeing, no religious freedom , the only university is closed, everybody is in the army, No Parliament, No election, No functioning institution, No free press & all living journalists are in prison. Eritrea is called the North Korea of Africa.
Monday, May 29, 2017
Vancouver resource company being sued over forced labour allegations | iNews880
Four Eritrean refugees are suing a Vancouver-based resource company claiming it condoned their forced labour.
A notice of civil claim in B.C. Supreme Court says the men were forced to work in the Bisha mine, 150 kilometers west of Asmara, and were subject to cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment and harsh working conditions.
The mine holds high-grade gold, copper and zinc, and the plaintiffs say Nevsun Resources has collected more than $2-billion dollars U.S. in revenue from the mine since 2011.
Court documents say the refugees were forced to work in the mine under threat of prison or torture at the hands of their own government – and the company was responsible for their well-being.
The men say Nevsun was liable for their well-being and that they were forced to work long hours for little pay and in some cases, extreme weather conditions.
None of these claims has been proven in court.
Nevsun has not responded to our request for comment.