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Notorious 'blood-timber' trader found guilty
Author: Greenpeace International, Published on: 7 June 2006
In a verdict that will have far reaching implications for the international timber trade, a judge in The Hague has found a former timber trader and arms dealer guilty of breaking the UN arms embargo in Liberia and sentenced him to a maximum of 8 years in prison...Between 2000 and 2003, we uncovered that European timber traders including Swiss-German Danzer, Danish DLH Nordisk, Dutch Wijma, Greece-based Shelman, German Feldmeyer-Group [Hinrich Feldmeyer] and the Italian Tecnoalp were all involved in buying timber from Kouwenhoven's two companies in Liberia.