Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie endorse a ban on diamonds. Blood diamonds from Zimbabwe to be exact. The movie that Leonardo DiCaprio starred in several years ago was fictionalized, but based on real events. Brad and Angie are paying attention and think other stars should ban diamonds as well.
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According to the Associated Press:
“Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have issued a call for a ban on any sale or purchase of Marange diamonds … until … the mining is not based on the violent abuse of residents in that region,” said Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watch’s executive director.
Zimbabwe’s deputy mining minister, Murisi Zwizwai, has denied the allegations and said the presence of the military is to secure the area.
More than 100 witnesses, miners, police officers, soldiers and children were interviewed for the report entitled “Diamonds in the Rough,” which details allegations of human rights abuses by Zimbabwean armed forces in an attempt to control access to the precious gems.
Brad and Angie continue to make the world a better place to live for those who don’t have a voice. Keep up the awesome work and make other stars do it too!