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18 Oct 2018

Author:
AFP

Sweden OKs trial of Lundin Oil execs for Sudan war crimes

Sweden on Thursday gave its green light for the indictment of the chief executive and chairman of Swedish group Lundin Oil, accused of being complicit in war crimes in the 2000s...

Sweden can prosecute crimes committed abroad in its court system, but the government's approval is needed to press charges against a foreign national for crimes committed abroad...

Lundin Oil is suspected of funding the Sudanese army and several militias to chase away local populations from regions where the company planned to carry out oil exploration...

...[T]he oil group said it believes "there are no grounds for any allegations of wrongdoing by any representative of the company."

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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)