The Conflict Awareness Project (CAP) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to investigating, documenting, and bringing to justice major arms traffickers, war profiteering networks, and transnational criminal operations that fuel war and conflict around the world.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUG. 31, 2015, 6:33 A.M. E.D.T. MADRID — An American-Belgian businessman arrested for suspected involvement in enslavement and pillaging blood diamonds during Sierra Leone’s civil war will be handed over shortly to Belgium, a Spanish court official said Monday. The National Court spokesman said the man, identified as Michael Desaedele […]
02.06.15 The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAGS) decided not to further prosecute the Swiss precious metals company Argor-Heraeus SA, that handled dirty African gold. While Swiss authorities acknowledged that Argor did refine looted gold and violated its duty of diligence, the case was nonetheless closed, a decision met with disbelief by the […]
Jun 2, 2015 – 15:54 (Bloomberg) — Switzerland’s attorney general dismissed a criminal investigation of Argor-Heraeus SA, saying no evidence had been found to charge the gold refiner with money laundering after it processed looted Congolese ore. Accusations that Argor assisted in the perpetration of war crimes by refining about 2,950 kilograms of raw gold “ve […]
10 August 2015 – In an open letter to the Prime Minister of Mauritius, Conflict Awareness Project’s (CAP) executive director Kathi Lynn Austin called today for a renewed inquiry into an international arms trafficking network alleged to have operated within the country, as well as the role of individuals within the Mauritian government who may have obstructed […]
12 August 2015 L’express Maurice has published a French translation of CAP ED Kathi Lynn Austin’s recent LSL Radio interview. Austin discusses her 10 August open letter to the PM of Mauritius, in which she asks him to reopen an arms trafficking network inquiry. Read the Interview Translation (in French)
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 17:46 Radioplus Mauritius gets commentary from Vikash Teeluckdharry, CAP ED Kathi Lynn Austin’s attorney, on the Mauritius arms trafficking inquiry. Listen to the Interview (in French)