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4 Okt 2021

USA: Indigenous rights lawyer who battled Chevron over pollution in Ecuador receives six-month sentence after UN finds his detention was arbitrary

Agencia de Noticias Ambientales Tegantai Ecuador

Steven Donziger, the US indigenous rights campaigner and disbarred environmental lawyer who won a case against the energy firm Chevron over pollution in the Ecuadorian rainforest, was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment for criminal contempt charges arising from a lawsuit brought by the oil giant. The sentence came a day after he asked the court to consider an opinion by independent United Nations experts that found his court-ordered home confinement of more than two years was a violation of international human rights law.

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