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    South Africa rights group launches probe in shootings of miners

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    The Legal Resource Centre (LRC), a human rights organisation in South Africa, has launched an independent investigation into the alleged police shootings that killed 34 protesting workers at Marikana platinum mine last month. The LRC says it has forensic evidence to support eye witness testimonies that blame police brutality for the killings of strikers who were calling for pay raises. Witnesses have said that police shot protesters who were either trying to escape confrontations with police or while surrendering to authorities. Tania Page reports from the Marikana mine.