Lawyers for Nigerian human rights activists are preparing to file a lawsuit in the United States against the Chevron Corporation, alleging that the U.S. oil giant was complicit in the deaths of two protesters who were killed on a Chevron oil barge in the Niger Delta in May.
The possible lawsuit follows Democracy Now!'s exposé of Chevron's role in facilitating the killings carried out by the feared Nigerian Navy and the notorious Mobile Police.
- Oronto Douglas, an environmental lawyer from the Niger Delta and co-founder of the Chicoco Movement, a pan-Niger Delta resistance movement. He is also co-founder of Environmental Rights Action (Friends of the Earth Nigeria). Email Oronto Douglas