Democratic Republic of the Congo: Letter to Groupe Forrest International from AI regarding forced evictions and Groupe Forrest International’s response

On 24 and 25 November 2009 police in the Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo ordered the demolition of hundreds of homes and businesses in the village of Kawama, next to the Luiswishi mine. Following the forced evictions, Groupe Forrest International, whose subsidiary was the mine operator at the time, denied that homes and businesses of permanent residents of Kawama had been affected. Amnesty International prepared a report, available here with new evidence exposing the scale of the demolitions. The report’s Annex contains a letter dated 17 November 2014 from Groupe Forrest International to Amnesty International. The attached document provides Amnesty International’s response of 25 November 2014 and the company’s follow-up letter of 27 November 2014.

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