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Unocal on trial for Burma 'abuses'

The American oil giant Unocal must stand trial in California for alleged human rights abuses in Burma, a court has ruled. A lawsuit, filed almost three years ago, accuses the company of allowing troops guarding one of its pipeline projects to rape, murder and enslave villagers.

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Unocal lawsuit (re Myanmar)

Court rules Unocal must stand trial in California for alleged human rights abuses in Burma