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Monthly blog archive April, 2009

‘ShellGuilty’ Campaign Launched As Shell Trial Date Confirmed

Campaigners demand Shell end illegal gas flaring that Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa died trying to stop LONDON—Days after a judge confirmed Shell Oil will stand trial in New York on May 27th on charges it was complicit in the murders of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other Nigerian activists, environmental and human rights groups announced that...

Human rights case puts Shell on trial for Saro-Wiwa murder

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday 6 April 2009 On May 27th 2009, oil multinational Shell could stand trial in a Federal District Court in New York for complicity in human rights abuses in Nigeria, including the summary execution of writer and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight of his Ogoni colleagues on November 10th 1995. The other...