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Mozambique Mining Protest Ends in Arrests

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Mozambique, Digital Activism, Economics & Business, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, Protest

Three brickmakers who had been arrested by the Mozambican Police while protesting peacefully with hundreds of people “at the gates of Brazilian mining giant Vale”, in Moatize on May 14, 2013, have been set free and are waiting for the verdict, NGO Justiça Ambiental informs [1] denouncing acts of intimidation. The resettled population has been protesting for greater compensation [2]. The Moatize coalfield [3] is one of the largest unexplored mineral coal reserves in the world.