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9 Oct 2008

Constance Ikokwu, This Day [Nigeria]

Shell to Face Trial in US over Saro-Wiwa [Nigeria]

Oil giant, Royal Dutch Shell Petroleum, will go on trial in the United States on February 9, 2009 for alleged complicity in human rights abuses in the Niger Delta. The case...concerns the...hangings of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other members of the Movement of the Emancipation of the Ogoni People (MOSOP)...and the shooting of a woman protesting the bulldozing of her farm by Shell in preparation for a pipeline project...Last August, another oil giant, Chevron Nigeria Limited, had also lost its bid to halt its trial in United States after [t]he US District Court...ruled...that Chevron was directly involved in the alleged attacks by acting in consonance with Nigerian government security forces...

Part of the following timelines

Chevron lawsuit (re Nigeria)

Shell lawsuit (re executions in Nigeria, Wiwa v Shell, filed in USA)