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Federal Judge Adds Torture and Cruel Treatment Claims to Upcoming Trial Against Chevron for Beating and Shooting of Nigerian Protestors

In a ruling issued late last Friday, United States District Court Judge Susan Illston held that the beating and shooting of Nigerian protestors at a Chevron offshore platform may constitute torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment under international human rights law, expanding the upcoming trial in this case to include these claims.

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Chevron lawsuit (re Nigeria)

Federal Judge Adds Torture and Cruel Treatment Claims to Upcoming Trial Against Chevron for Beating and Shooting of Nigerian Protestors