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16 Mai 2017

Lisa Röstlund, Aftonbladet (Sweden)

Prosecution of Lundin Petroleum board members in Sweden over alleged complicity in human rights abuses in Sudan may start early 2018

"Lundin röstar om miljardersättning till Sudan", 4 May 2017

[unofficial translation]

"Lundin votes for billion compensation to Sudan"

...Chairman of the Board Ian Lundin and CEO Alex Schneiter have...been announced [to be under] suspicion of assistance in cases of gross human rights violations...["]The investigation is in progress and it is progressing["], says [the Swedish] prosecutor. He hopes to finish the investigation, and possibly prosecute, at the beginning of next year...UN rapporteurs and human rights organizations such as Amnesty and Human Rights Watch have found that the oil company Lundin Petroleum contributed to mass death and flight in Sudan, between 1997-2003....[Lundin Petroleum stated: "] We remain convinced that there are no legal or other grounds for any allegations of wrongdoing against any representative of Lundin and believe that our co-operation with the preliminary investigation by a Swedish Prosecutor will show that... [W]e have always conducted our business appropriately.["]...

Part of the following timelines

Sweden authorises indictment of Lundin Oil executives over alleged complicity in war crimes in So. Sudan; co. denies allegations

Lundin Energy lawsuit (re complicity in war crimes, Sudan)