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REPORT: Internal documents suggest oil giant Shell was involved in 1990s Nigerian human rights abuses





Logos of Shell is pictured at a gas station in the western Canakkale province, Turkey April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

  • Internal company documents suggest oil giant Shell was involved in human rights abuses in Ogoniland in Nigeria in the 1990s.
  • Protests against Shell’s production in the region led to violent military intervention. Shell allegedly supported the military financially, in the knowledge such support could lead to human rights abuses.
  • Amnesty International is calling for a criminal investigation into Shell’s role during the Ogoni crisis.

LONDON — A cache of thousands of internal documents suggests Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell’s complicity in crimes committed by the Nigerian military in the 1990s, according to Amnesty International.

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Source:: BusinessInsider.Com

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