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[PDF] Nigeria: 10 November 2010 - 15th anniversary of the execution of Ken Saro Wiwa and the Ogoni leaders

Writer and human rights campaigner Ken Saro-Wiwa was executed, along with eight other members of the Ogoni people, by the Nigerian State in 1995. They were convicted and sentenced to death following a politically motivated prosecution and unfair trial. The executions alerted the world to the devastating impact of the oil industry in the Niger Delta, including how the environmental damage caused by the oil industry was damaging the health and livelihoods of the Ogoni people. 15 years after his death, the same environmental and human rights abuses against which Ken Saro Wiwa fought continue…[refers to Shell]