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#Blood Diamonds

# blood-diamonds - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Leonardo DiCaprio is putting his money into a startup 'growing' real diamonds
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Leonardo DiCaprio is putting his money into a startup 'growing' real diamonds

Nov 12th 2015, 6:02 PM 16,707 Views 33 Comments

Diamond Foundry has lured a lot of big-name investors.

# blood-diamonds - Thursday 26 September, 2013

War crimes verdict upheld for Charles Taylor
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# Charles Taylor

War crimes verdict upheld for Charles Taylor

Sep 26th 2013, 3:59 PM 3,566 Views 19 Comments

Victims of the former Liberian president’s regime spoke of their relief after his 50-year jail term was upheld.

# blood-diamonds - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Prosecution wants 80 years for Charles Taylor
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# Charles Taylor

Prosecution wants 80 years for Charles Taylor

May 3rd 2012, 10:03 PM 2,928 Views 5 Comments

Prosecutors say that Charles Taylor deserves an 80-year sentence for the war crimes he was convicted of last week, including aiding and abetting murder and rape on a mass scale.

# blood-diamonds - Friday 27 April, 2012

Taylor verdict hailed a 'victory for victims'
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Taylor verdict hailed a 'victory for victims'

Apr 27th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,676 Views 4 Comments

Human rights groups call for better reparations for victims and for more perpetrators to be brought to justice.

# blood-diamonds - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Charles Taylor convicted in 'blood diamond' and child soldier trial
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# Liberia

Charles Taylor convicted in 'blood diamond' and child soldier trial

Apr 26th 2012, 12:18 PM 2,229 Views 12 Comments

Former Liberian president is first world leader convicted by an international court since the Nuremburg trials.

Naomi Campbell and blood diamonds: key moments of the Charles Taylor trial
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# Charles Taylor

Naomi Campbell and blood diamonds: key moments of the Charles Taylor trial

Apr 26th 2012, 7:00 AM 2,361 Views 3 Comments

The former Liberian leader will be the first ex-president to receive judgment from an international tribunal since the Nuremberg trials.

# blood-diamonds - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Zimbabwean diamonds "could fund bloodshed" in future elections
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# Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean diamonds "could fund bloodshed" in future elections

Feb 14th 2012, 11:05 AM 938 Views 1 Comment

A new report alleges that funds from Zimbabwean diamond purchases could fund violence in the country during any future elections. Global Witness is urging people not to buy diamonds from the Marange region.

# blood-diamonds - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Global Witness leaves anti-Blood Diamond group in protest
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# Blood Diamonds

Global Witness leaves anti-Blood Diamond group in protest

Dec 6th 2011, 10:55 AM 1,735 Views 1 Comment

The NGO said the diamond certification scheme has failed to prevent the processing of conflict diamonds in Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe and Venezuela.

# blood-diamonds - Monday 8 August, 2011

Blood diamond 'torture camp' discovered in Zimbabwe
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# Blood Diamonds

Blood diamond 'torture camp' discovered in Zimbabwe

Aug 8th 2011, 11:10 AM 1,354 Views 0 Comments

An investigation has revealed claims of systematic torture, beatings and rape at one Zimbabwe’s diamond mines.

# blood-diamonds - Thursday 16 June, 2011

Mandela charity ex-chief innocent in 'blood diamond' case
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Mandela charity ex-chief innocent in 'blood diamond' case

Jun 16th 2011, 9:56 AM 326 Views 0 Comments

Supermodel Naomi Campbell testified that she gave stones – believed to have come from ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor, who is being tried for war crimes – to the former head of Nelson Mandela’s children’s charity in 1997.

# blood-diamonds - Tuesday 10 August, 2010

Blood diamond trials: The story so far
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Blood diamond trials: The story so far

Aug 10th 2010, 9:05 AM 146 Views 0 Comments

Who said what to whom and when about the ‘dirty pebbles’.

# blood-diamonds - Friday 6 August, 2010

Naomi's friend kept "dirty-looking stones"
# War Crimes
# War Crimes

Naomi's friend kept "dirty-looking stones"

Aug 6th 2010, 12:13 PM 315 Views 0 Comments

Supermodel’s friend reacts to her testimony at the Hague yesterday.

# blood-diamonds - Thursday 5 August, 2010

Naomi Campbell "inconvenienced" by blood diamond trial
# War Crimes
# War Crimes

Naomi Campbell "inconvenienced" by blood diamond trial

Aug 5th 2010, 9:29 AM 651 Views 0 Comments

Supermodel giving evidence at war crimes trial at the Hague.