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12 Feb 2019

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Associated Press

Nigerian widows sue Shell for complicity in activist deaths

"Nigerian widows sue Shell for complicity in activist deaths", 12 February 2019

The widows of four Nigerian activists have opened a civil court case against oil company Shell, alleging it was complicit in the deaths of their husbands more than two decades ago...

...Their husbands were among nine activists from the Ogoni tribe, led by writer Ken Saro-Wiwa, who were hanged in 1995 for the murder of four political rivals. Supporters say they were targeted because of their involvement in protests against environmental damage by Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary...

...Shell’s Nigerian arm, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, denied responsibility. 

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