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South Africa: Judge must oversee probe into mine protest deaths

Headline Title:  South Africa: Judge must oversee probe into mine protest deaths 17 August 2012 A judge must oversee any investigation into the deaths of 34 people after South African police opened fire on protesting miners at the Marikana mine complex, Amnesty International said today.  The organization also called for an urgent resolution to the ongoing disputes and conflict between the rival unions and management at the mine north of Johannesburg, which resulted in 10 other deaths earlier this week. The calls come amid concern that the new National Commissioner of Police, Rhiah…

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