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amnestyinternationalBloomberg reports that Amnesty International SA has urged South African authorities to move forward with prosecutions over the killing by police of 34 people on 16 August 2012 at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum operations.  

“The tragedy of the Marikana killings is compounded by the shocking fact that no one responsible for the bloodshed has yet been held accountable,” Shenilla Mohamed, executive director of Amnesty International SA, said in a statement on Monday.  The organisation also called for victims and their families to receive adequate compensation.  A spokesman for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Monday that, while no-one has been prosecuted for the 16 August 2012 killings, charges have been filed in a case relating to 10 other deaths that took place in the week ahead of the massacre.  

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