Briefing Document / Feb. 12, 2013

Zimbabwe's Diamond Sector and EU Restrictive Measures

Global Witness’ investigations indicate that ZMDC, joint venture company Anjin, and businessman Sam Pa are involved in off-budget financing of military, police and the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO). We believe that these funds could be used in violence and repression in the run-up to Zimbabwe’s election, due to take place this year. This short briefing for policy makers outlines why these three entities should be subject to the European Union's restrictive measures.