3. Close of man shovelling earth, pan up to another digging
4. Woman searching for diamonds in the dirt
Johannesburg - 26 June 2009
5. Wide of news conference by Human Rights Watch
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Kenneth Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch:
"So we are calling on the Kimberley Process to broaden its scheme and to insist that blood diamonds include diamonds that are mined through repression and violent abuse, whether by a government, or a rebel group. Under those more proper criteria, we believe that Zimbabwe should be suspended from the Kimberley Process until it ends the atrocities in Marange and ensures that the diamonds mined there are leading to a revenue stream that serves the Zimbabwean people, not serving their repression."
7. Cutaway of journalists
8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Kenneth Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch:
"The Marange mines themselves could be producing 200 (m) million US dollars worth of revenue a month, if this were channelled transparently through proper legal channels. So we hope that the international community when the government comes cup in hand, begging for assistance, will say 'Well, sure, we'd be happy to help but why don't you first apply your own revenue to the problem?' And rather than using the Marange mines to pay off the military to pad the Swiss bank accounts of senior ZANU-PF officials, why don't you use that 200 (m) million dollars a month to begin to serve the people of Zimbabwe?"
10. Men sifting through the dirt searching for diamonds
11. Close of man sifting through dirt
Johannesburg - 26 June 2009
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Kenneth Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch:
"Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have issued a call on a ban for any sale or purchase of Marange diamonds, until such moment as these are brought under some legal regime in which the mining is not based on the violent abuse of the residents of that region."
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday alleged that Zimbabwe's armed forces had taken over diamond fields in the east and killed more than 200 people, forcing children to search for the precious gems and beating villagers who got in the way.
The New York-based organisation said it spoke to more than 100 witnesses - miners, police officers, soldiers and children - for its report entitled "Diamonds in the Rough", which details allegations of abuses by Zimbabwean armed forces in an attempt to control access to the precious gems.
At a news conference in Johannesburg HRW officials called on the Kimberley Process Scheme, the international body that governs the global diamond industry to press Zimbabwe, a participant, to end the illegal trade in Marange diamonds.
The Marange diamond fields were discovered in 2006 - at the height of Zimbabwe's political, economic and humanitarian crisis.
Villagers rushed to the area and began finding diamonds close to the surface.
Mining is now managed by Zimbabwe's Mining Development Corporation under protection of the military.
Zimbabwe's deputy mining minister has denied the HRW allegations and said the presence of the military was to secure the area.
The New York-based Human Rights Watch said its call for a ban on diamonds from the region had received an endorsement from Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
A statement from the couple's foundation was expected later on Friday.
The report also alleges that some of the income from the diamond fields was going to officials of President Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF party, long accused of trampling on human rights and democracy in the southern African country.
Kenneth Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch, said the mine could be producing 200 (m) million US dollars worth of revenue a month if it were channelled transparently through proper legal channels.
"So we hope that the international community when the government comes cup in hand, begging for assistance, will say 'Well, sure, we'd be happy to help but why don't you first apply your own revenue to the problem?' "Roth said.
The international human rights watchdog is calling on Zimbabwe's coalition government, formed in February, to stop the abuses and prosecute those responsible.
The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme was established in 2002 and aims to stem the flow of "blood diamonds" being used to fund fighting across Africa.
Participants are forced to certify the origins of the diamonds being traded.
This assures consumers that by purchasing diamonds they are not financing war and human rights abuses.
Roth said the group was calling for the definition of blood diamonds to be broadened to include gems mined through "repression and violent abuses" by governments.
It is estimated that the diamonds from the Marange diamond fields could be worth 200 (m) million US dollars a month to the cash-strapped country but Zimbabwe's Mining Development Corporation claimed in 2007 that it was made 15 (m) million from gem exports.