Mugabe's Blood Diamonds

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Duration: 30 minutes

Have you bought a diamond recently? Would you really know where it came from?

Panorama goes deep into Zimbabwe's Marange diamond fields and uncovers evidence of torture camps and wide scale killings. As the international community argues over whether these diamonds should be sold on the open market, we ask if President Robert Mugabe will ever face prosecution for these crimes.

  • Marange diamond field: Zimbabwe torture camp discovered

    Marange diamond field: Zimbabwe torture camp discovered

    A torture camp run by Zimbabwe's security forces is operating in the country's rich Marange diamond fields, BBC Panorama finds.

    Read about Panorama's investigation
  • Soldiers tell of Zimbabwe diamond field massacre

    Soldiers tell of Zimbabwe diamond field massacre

    Soldiers and paramilitary police from Zimbabwe have broken ranks to speak out about a 2008 operation in which civilians working in the Marange diamond fields were massacred.

    Read the soldiers' testimonies
  • Can you tell if you are buying a blood diamond?

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    Panorama headed to Hatton Garden, the jewellery district in London, to see whether a ban on conflict diamonds from Zimbabwe's Marange region is working.
    Hilary Andersson spoke to one retailer to ask whether the existing system, known as the Kimberley Process which requires participants to prove the origin of their diamonds, was robust enough.
    The aim is to assure consumers that the gems they are purchasing are not financing war or human rights abuses.

  • Victims speak of massacre in Zimbabwe diamond fields

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    Panorama's Hilary Andersson reports from the Marange region in Zimbabwe, 26km squared of countryside that holds one of the world's largest diamond fields.
    Panorama hears testimony from survivors and unearths evidence of the brutal and violent crackdown that leads directly to the security forces under the command of the Zimbabwean government.

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Credits

Producer
Robin Barnwell
Producer
Robin Barnwell
Reporter
Hilary Andersson
Reporter
Hilary Andersson

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