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Côte d’Ivoire must stop attempt to defraud toxic waste dump victims

Author: Amnesty International, Published on: 18 December 2009

An attempt to defraud victims of the Trafigura toxic waste dump disaster out of $45 million must be stopped, Amnesty International said...An organization known as the National Coordination of Toxic Waste Victims of Côte d’Ivoire (CNVDT-CI) is falsely claiming to represent some 30,000 victims who brought a court case against Trafigura in the UK. The organization has applied for the $45 million compensation owed to the victims to be transferred to its bank account. CNVDT-CI will today appeal a decision in the Ivorian courts that blocked it from receiving the compensation...In an open letter to Côte d’Ivoire’s Minister of Justice...Amnesty International said...it as a “blatant attempt to perpetrate fraud”. [includes link to the full "Open letter to the Ivorian Minister of Justice"]

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