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#Chiatura Manganese Mines

In pictures | Lips sewn shut in Chiatura’s sinking village

Residents of Shukruti say their houses continue to collapse due to mining underneath, and neither the mining company nor the government is listening.

In pictures | Lips sewn shut in Chiatura’s sinking village

Residents of Shukruti say their houses continue to collapse due to mining underneath, and neither the mining company nor the government is listening.

Video | Company Town

This old industrial town in western Georgia is famous for its manganese mines. But the industry, the city’s lifeblood, is now literally undermining the homes of some of its residents. Meanwhile, the Georgian government sits back and does nothing.

Video | Company Town

This old industrial town in western Georgia is famous for its manganese mines. But the industry, the city’s lifeblood, is now literally undermining the homes of some of its residents. Meanwhile, the Georgian government sits back and does nothing.

Video | Chiatura's sinking village

In the village of Shukruti, near the central Georgian mining city of Chiatura, people have had enough.

Video | Chiatura's sinking village

In the village of Shukruti, near the central Georgian mining city of Chiatura, people have had enough.

Residents of Shukruti blockade mine demanding compensation for damaged homes

Residents of the west-Georgian village report cracks in the walls of their houses as a result of mining operations.

Residents of Shukruti blockade mine demanding compensation for damaged homes

Residents of the west-Georgian village report cracks in the walls of their houses as a result of mining operations.

Human Rights Watch calls on Georgia’s government to end dangerous mining practices

The international rights group said workers’ lives were being put at risk in order to meet production quotas.

Human Rights Watch calls on Georgia’s government to end dangerous mining practices

The international rights group said workers’ lives were being put at risk in order to meet production quotas.

Video | Chiatura: the town of miners

Around 3,000 mine workers went on strike in the industrial City of Chiatura, in western Georgia, earlier in May.

Video | Chiatura: the town of miners

Around 3,000 mine workers went on strike in the industrial City of Chiatura, in western Georgia, earlier in May.

Speaking up through sewn lips: a wildcat strike in Chiatura

After starting an unsanctioned strike, miners in Chiatura stitched their lips together to demonstrate the cost of their hazardous occupations.

Speaking up through sewn lips: a wildcat strike in Chiatura

By Dato Parulava

After starting an unsanctioned strike, miners in Chiatura stitched their lips together to demonstrate the cost of their hazardous occupations.

Three in Chiatura sew lips shut in protest at ‘police harassment’

Protesters are demanding the resignation of local police officials after an altercation on 26 May that resulted in nine arrests.

Three in Chiatura sew lips shut in protest at ‘police harassment’

Protesters are demanding the resignation of local police officials after an altercation on 26 May that resulted in nine arrests.

Miners demonstrate in Chiatura for ‘dignified working conditions’

Miners were demanding higher pay, collective contracts, and safe working conditions.

Miners demonstrate in Chiatura for ‘dignified working conditions’

Miners were demanding higher pay, collective contracts, and safe working conditions.

Miner dies in Chiatura tunnel collapse

Trade unions say Zaza Abramashvili, 45, was forced to work in a ‘high-risk’ area.

Miner dies in Chiatura tunnel collapse

Trade unions say Zaza Abramashvili, 45, was forced to work in a ‘high-risk’ area.