Nov 28, 2017

Shell accused of abuses in Nigeria's Ogoniland

Oil giant Shell should be investigated for alleged complicity in" horrific crimes" committed by the military in Nigeria in the 1990s, Amnesty International has said. Shell encouraged a crackdown, which led to killings and the burning of villages in the oil-producing Ogoniland region, the rights group added. In a statement, Shell Nigeria said it had always denied involvement in the executions. In its response, Shell Nigeria said Amnesty's allegations were false. In 2015, Shell agreed a $84m settlement with residents of the Bodo community in Ogoniland for two massive oil spills in 2008 and 2009.

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