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Indonesia high court replaces two judges in Newmont Mining trial

[JURIST] Indonesia's Supreme Court has replaced two judges in the trial of Newmont Mining Corporation [corporate website] on charges that it polluted Buyat Bay, near its mine [JURIST report]. The high court ruled that the two were not qualified to hear environmental cases. Newmont is confident it will win the criminal case, saying no crime was committed though evidence conflicts as to levels of pollution in the bay; a civil suit against Newmont is also pending [JURIST report]. AFP has more.

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