Shell accused of complicity in murder and terrorism

Amnesty International says that the organization can now prove that Shell was complicit in the brutal transgressions committed by the military in Nigeria in the 1990s, including murder, rape and terrorism. Find some of the documents here.

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Shell's role in the Nigerian oil boom in the 1990s has been discussed before and has been criticized by human rights organizations, but not until now is one of the world's leading NGOs, Amnesty International, calling for the UK-Dutch energy major to be investigated for the part it played.

The calls for an investigation come as Amnesty International is now able to present documents which, according to the organization, prove Shell's support of the military, which launched a brutal crackdown when seizing land for new oil exploration in the country. Murder, rape and torching of villages are just some of the charges that have been leveled at the regime, and specifically the army.

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