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Belgium drops Myanmar rights case against Total

Author: Agence France Presse, Published on: 5 March 2008

Belgian authorities dropped Wednesday a legal case brought by refugees from Myanmar targetting the French oil group Total, which they accused of crimes against humanity, their lawyer said. Investigators looking in to the matter "declared the case closed," lawyer Xavier Deswaef told AFP, describing the decision as "surreal". Although his clients could lodge one final appeal against the decision, they would "think twice before" pursuing further action, Deswaef said.

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