Shell in Nigeria – Human Rights violations

 

The Guardian: recently released court documents reveal the degree to which Shell Oil fostered, aided and abetted the Nigerian military in attacking those who resisted its oil projects in the country.

Shell has never denied that its oil operations have polluted large areas of the Niger Delta – land and air. But it had resisted charges of complicity in human rights abuses.

Court documents now reveal that in the 1990s Shell routinely worked with Nigeria‘s military and mobile police to suppress resistance to its oil activities, often from activists in Ogoniland, in the delta region.

Confidential memos, faxes, witness statements and other documents, released in 2009, show the company regularly paid the military to stop the peaceful protest movement against the pollution, even helping to plan raids on villages suspected of opposing the company.

I will ask this one question: how long before we put a corporation to death for acts such as these?

Shell oil paid Nigerian military to put down protests, court documents show | World news | The Guardian

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