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15 Nov 2016


Lundin Petroleum officials to be questioned on possible complicity in Sudan war crimes

"Lundin Petroleum CEO, chairman to be questioned on possible Sudan crimes"

Swedish prosecutors will question the CEO and chairman of Swedish oil firm Lundin Petroleum about possible crimes against international humanitarian law in Sudan...

In 2010, prosecutors opened a preliminary investigation into Lundin Petroleum's activities in the country after a report by the European Coalition on Oil in Sudan (ECOS) said the company was possibly complicit in human rights abuses between 1997 and 2003. "Personally, I am convinced the investigation will not lead to prosecution," Lundin Petroleum chairman Ian Lundin [said]..."There are no grounds for the allegations,"...A spokesman for Lundin Petroleum confirmed Ian Lundin and CEO Alex Schneiter would be interviewed but said neither of them wanted to make further comments...

...Under Swedish law, any such crimes can be prosecuted in the country's courts even if they were committed abroad. The ECOS report said oil exploration by what was previously Lundin Oil, and other firms, set off a battle for control of a disputed region in Sudan which led to thousands of deaths and the forced displacement of local populations.

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Sweden authorises indictment of Lundin Oil executives over alleged complicity in war crimes in So. Sudan; co. denies allegations

Lundin Energy lawsuit (re complicity in war crimes, Sudan)