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Canadian mining firm on trial for alleged gang rapes in Guatemala

Thursday, December 21, 2017


A lawyer poised to represent 11 Guatemalan women in a Canadian court says his clients are eager to “tell their story” in their lawsuit against HudBay Minerals Inc., the Toronto-based mining company named in an alleged 2007 gang rape in Guatemala.

The women allege they were gang-raped by police, military and security personnel in 2007, during a forced eviction from their village in relation to the Fenix mining project, which at the time was run by Skye Resources. Skye was taken over by HudBay in 2008.

Source: CTV