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After 25 days on hunger-strike, Shukruti residents stop drinking liquids

The residents of the Georgian village of Shukruti are demanding compensation for damage to their homes that they allege has been caused by mining. 

After 25 days on hunger-strike, Shukruti residents stop drinking liquids

The residents of the Georgian village of Shukruti are demanding compensation for damage to their homes that they allege has been caused by mining. 

Shukruti protester ‘blackmailed with sex-tape’

A recording of a phone call heard by OC Media reveals a man appearing to threaten to release intimate footage of a protesters daughter-in-law.

Shukruti protester ‘blackmailed with sex-tape’

A recording of a phone call heard by OC Media reveals a man appearing to threaten to release intimate footage of a protesters daughter-in-law.

ფოტო | შუქრუთელების პროტესტი ამოკერილი პირით

ჭიათურის მუნიციპალიტეტის სოფელ შუქრუთში რამდენიმე მოსახლემ პროტესტის უკიდურეს ფორმას მიმართა და პირი ამოიკერა.

ფოტო | შუქრუთელების პროტესტი ამოკერილი პირით

ჭიათურის მუნიციპალიტეტის სოფელ შუქრუთში რამდენიმე მოსახლემ პროტესტის უკიდურეს ფორმას მიმართა და პირი ამოიკერა.

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.

Shukruti residents sew lips shut to demand compensation

It has been 11 days since 5 people sewed their lips shut to demand financial compensation from Georgian Manganese.

Shukruti residents sew lips shut to demand compensation

It has been 11 days since 5 people sewed their lips shut to demand financial compensation from Georgian Manganese.

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.

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.

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