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17 Jun 2003

Author:
Carolyn Abate, Reuters

Court Ponders if U.S. Firm [Unocal] Liable for Abuse Abroad

The hearing [by A U.S. appeals court] stems from two 1996 lawsuits against Unocal Corp. which claimed that villagers in rural Myanmar, formerly Burma, were subjected to forced labor, rape, torture and murder by the military during construction of a natural gas pipeline partially funded by the oil company.

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