Shell settles Nigerian killings lawsuit

AlJazeera, June 9, 2009

Royal Dutch Shell has been accused of supporting the execution and torture of protesters opposed to its operations in Nigeria during the 1990s.

As a lawsuit against the company over the issue was due to go to trial in New York, the oil company agreed to settle out of court, paying $15.5m to the families of executed activists. 

Al Jazeera’s Andrew Simmons reports.

Further resources:

Media release: Royal Dutch Shell forced to to settle human rights case out of court

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Visit the website: shellguilty.com

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