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December 8, 2009

Niotan Inc., of Nevada is buying conflict minerals plundered from Congo

These children -in north Kivu- are just two of the millions of victims of the violence in Congo that since 1998 has claimed more than five million lives. The boy in the lower photo is 9 years old.
Profits from the plundering of valuable mineral mines, including gold and tin, are financing the armed groups tearing apart eastern Congo.

Niotan Inc., of Mound House, Nevada is the first American company to be identified as a buyer of conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is one of several companies cited in a U.N. study on how the illegal trade of the region's vast mineral resources, has kept the war going by enriching both rebels and Congolese army units.
Niotan in Nevada is complicit in the suffering and deaths of millions of innocent people.

Phone John Crawley at 1-775-246 0566 or 775 246 4480. Weigh in. It is morally unacceptable to purchase conflict minerals from the Congo.

John Crawley, the CEO of Niotan is denying links to conflict minerals but the truth is evident in the UN Report released yesterday. Here is the link to the report -including all of the annexes with the evidence.
Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo addressed to the
Chairman of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004)

paragraphs relevant to Niotan / John Crawley 175,176 and paragraphs 215,216
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