Guardian: Zimbabwe diamond auction to go ahead despite human rights fears
Diamonds worth hundreds of millions of dollars are due to be put on sale on Friday by a joint Chinese-Zimbabwean company with strong military ties. The auction follows last month's decision by the industry watchdog, the Kimberley Process (KP), to lift a ban on sales from Zimbabwe's Marange diamond fields despite objections from human rights groups, writes David Smith.
What we've been reading
global witness in the press
For general enquiries please contact +44 (0)207 492 5820, email@example.com.
For urgent out of hours enquiries please contact Andrea Pattison on +44 (0)797 010 3083.