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Côte d'Ivoire authorities must ensure Trafigura toxic waste compensation reaches victims

Amnesty International…urged the authorities in Côte d'Ivoire to ensure that $45 million compensation paid by the oil trading company Trafigura to victims of one of the worst toxic dumping scandals in recent years reaches the people to whom it is owed…The…compensation has been frozen in the bank account of the law firm representing the victims in the court case against Trafigura, the company accused of dumping the waste. The freezing order was made after a man claiming his organization…represents the “real victims” said the money should be transferred into that organization’s bank account instead. This claim appears entirely false and has been refuted by the victim’s UK lawyers.

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