In the Netherlands, the widows of nine men who were hanged by Nigeria’s military government in 1995 have filed suit against Shell Oil in a Dutch court, charging the company with complicity in the deaths. Among those hanged was Ken Saro-Wiwa, who led the movement against Shell’s oil practices in the Ogoni region. Despite widespread international protests, Saro-Wiwa was hanged under the Nigerian dictatorship after a sham trial along with eight other Ogoni rights activists.
Netherlands: Widows of Hanged Nigerian Activists Sue Shell Oil
HeadlineJun 29, 2017