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In Pictures | Living on the brink of collapse in Shukruti

With their houses cracking and collapsing around them, people in Shukruti are afraid that they will receive attention only when disaster strikes.

In Pictures | Living on the brink of collapse in Shukruti

With their houses cracking and collapsing around them, people in Shukruti are afraid that they will receive attention only when disaster strikes.

Mine entrance blocked near Shukruti in renewed protest against Georgian Manganese

The residents of Shukruti demand adequate compensation for the destruction of their village.

Mine entrance blocked near Shukruti in renewed protest against Georgian Manganese

The residents of Shukruti demand adequate compensation for the destruction of their village.

A Georgian village falls through the cracks

In the Georgian mining community of Chiatura, one village is literally falling through cracks in the ground. 

A Georgian village falls through the cracks

By Mariam Nikuradze

In the Georgian mining community of Chiatura, one village is literally falling through cracks in the ground. 

Shukrutians end hunger strike after reaching deal with Georgian Manganese

After 30 days on hunger strike and two years of protests, residents of the mining village near Chiatura say their grievances have been addressed.

Shukrutians end hunger strike after reaching deal with Georgian Manganese

After 30 days on hunger strike and two years of protests, residents of the mining village near Chiatura say their grievances have been addressed.

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.

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 | 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.