Feb 12, 2019
Nigeria: Ogoni widow testifies against Shell in The Hague
The widow of a Nigerian activist suing oil giant Shell over the execution of her husband says his death left her "Traumatised" and "Poverty-stricken". The protests were seen as a major threat to then-military ruler Gen Sani Abacha, and Shell. "She added:"Shell came into my life to take the best crown l ever wore off my head. Shell came into my life to make me a poverty-stricken widow with all my businesses shut down. Shell came into my life to make me a refugee living in harsh conditions before l came to the United States through [a] refugee programme and now [I am a] citizen. "The statement added:"The Shell Group, alongside other organisations and individuals, appealed for clemency to the military government in power in Nigeria at that time.
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