Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Shell to pay $15.5M to keep role in Saro-Wiwa's death out of court

In 1995 Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight others were executed after a sham of a trial. Saro-Wiwa led a peaceful movement opposing Royal Dutch Shell's environmental destruction of the Niger Delta and the oil giant's cozy relationship with Nigeria's brutal military dictators. Shell's ties to the country's military and direct involvement in the killings of Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni eight led to the New York lawsuit. Here's a report from Democracy Now!:


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