Lundin: war crimes allegations 'unfounded'
Author: The Local [Sweden], Published on: 18 March 2012
Ian and Lukas Lundin have rejected accusations that the Lundin Group consists of "opportunistic, dictator-hugging businessmen", arguing that allegations of human rights abuses are "unfounded, unfair and in some cases, absurd"...The allegations refer to alleged human rights abuses in connection with oil exploration in southern Sudan between 1997 and 2003. Magnus Elving of the International Prosecution Chamber in Stockholm (Internationella åklagarkammaren i Stockholm) is investigating claims made in a report entitled “Unpaid Debt" framed by an umbrella group named the European Coalition on Oil in Sudan (ECOS) and present in 2010...Lukas and Ian Lundin on Saturday welcomed this investigation...The pair argued that contrary to perception in some quarters of the Swedish press, the Lundin Group has contributed to economic growth in the countries in which they have been active. [also refers to Lundin Oil, Talisman Energy, Petronas Carigali]