Oil, gas & coal
Colombian union leader files suit against BP in US court alleging he was tortured by death squads hired by company
Ryan Abbot, Courthouse News Services, 28 Feb 2012
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Terry Collingsworth, Conrad & Scherer LLP, 24 Feb 2012
Kazakhstan: Strike leader attacked after police questioned him about his role in ongoing oil worker strike
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 27 Oct 2011
Colombia: Contractor who was trying to bring trade union rights to temporary Ecopetrol employees is killed
Intl. Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Union (ICEM), 2 Oct 2011
Colombia: Vale Coal Colombia allegedly made reprisals against workers who tried to unionise, says US union USW - includes company response
Tom Heyden, Colombia Reports, 20 June 2011
Striking oil workers fired In Kazakhstan
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 27 May 2011
Colombia: Executives, employees of oil company Ocensa under investigation for alleged kidnapping, torture of union leader
Manuela Kuehr, Colombia Reports, 9 Dec 2010
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Plaintiff...is the victim of grave mistreatment, including torture, at the hands of paramilitary forces linked to...BP...To protect its interests, BP...paid the CNA [Colombian National Army] and local police to provide security...Paramilitary forces...
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