U.S. Customs & Border Protection Agency Issues Detention Orders Against Zimbabwe Marange Diamond Fields

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the Centre for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG) hosted an event in commemoration of the 9th anniversary since the Marange diamond fields massacre. 2000 people attended the event to commemorate the deaths of more than 200 miners and community members, brutally killed during Operation Hakudzokwi (Operation No Return). The commemoration event was organised in conjunction with the CNRG by the People Dialogue a network of Latin American and Rural Women’s Assembly (RWA), who are currently on an exchange visit in Zimbabwe. 

U.S. Customs & Border Protection issued a Withhold Release Order for artisanal rough cut diamonds from Zimbabwe’s Marange diamond fields on Oct. 1, 2019 due to evidence of forced labor. U.S. law prohibits importation of goods made with forced labor///CRIMSON TAZVINZWA//

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