Gold miners under threat in Kyrgyzstan


What started out as a protest quickly descended into a rampage of looting and arson by marauders on horseback. The victim of the attack this time was a South African-run gold exploration concession in the economically depressed Talas province, pattern that could repeat itself across the country.

The victim of the attack was a South African-run gold exploration concession in the economically depressed Talas province in western Kyrgyzstan. A mob of young men threatened workers and raided offices, smashing furniture and throwing equipment out of windows before setting a medical clinic alight.

http://www.ajc.com/business/gold-miners-under-threat-878658.html

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