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Colombia: Former Drummond executive charged with 2001 murder of 2 trade unionists

"Drummond executive arrested over paramilitary murder charges", 26 May 2015

A Colombian executive of US-based coal company Drummond...Alfredo Araujo, the former Head of Industrial Relations for the Alabama-based coal miners, has been charged with the murder of two trade union activists lowered from a bus and shot in 2001...Former paramilitary...claimed he took part in the murders as part of the Northern Block of the AUC [United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia] and that they were ordered in response to a planned strike that would generate a loss for the multinational company...In 2009, a civil lawsuit was filed in US courts against the company. However, the US Court of Appeals filed the case on March 25th claiming a lack of adequate information to bring the international claim to US courts. This case is now to be decided by Colombia’s Courts of Justice...Araujo, Blanco’s inside contact at Drummond, has been provided two lawyers by the company and proceedings are expected to begin within a week...