African refugees alleging rights abuses get go-ahead to sue Canadian mining firm

VANCOUVER - Foreign workers who have accused a Vancouver-based company of crimes against humanity in an African mine will get the chance to have their case heard in the Canadian legal system.

The Supreme Court of British Columbia has released a judgment giving the green light for three refugees to proceed with a civil lawsuit against Nevsun Resources Ltd. (TSX:NSU), which owns a controlling interest in the Bisha gold mine in the tiny East African country of Eritrea.

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