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A convict’s best friend…

Publish date: 14 May 2018
Issue Number: 773
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: DRC

An illegal diamond mine has been discovered underneath a prison in the DRC. BBC News reports that prisoners in Osio worked in the mine to extract diamonds and some did not leave after their sentences ended. The head of the provincial division of Justice, Gerard Kombozi, said 30 inmates were apprehended. He has now ordered the closure of the makeshift mine and said anyone found mining at the prison will be punished.

Full BBC News report