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Gemfields reveals and denies fresh human rights abuse claims in Mozambique

Pallinghurst Resources’s precious gemstones miner Gemfields is standing up to disturbing allegations of human rights abuses at the company’s Montepuez ruby mine in Mozambique, and disclosed it s now target of a legal claim on behalf of 29 locals.

The company, the world's top coloured gems producer, accounting for roughly a third of the global supply of emeralds and rubies, revealed that human rights law firm Leigh Day had lodged a claim against the company and its Mozambican operating subsidiary, Montepuez Ruby Mining (MRM).