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Lundin's office raided once again

Shortly before Christmas, Swedish police raided Lundin Petroleum's Stockholm office in connection with the ongoing case concerning the oil outfit's alleged involvement in war crimes.

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The case involving Lundin's alleged role in Sudan's civil war continues. Early morning Dec. 19, four police officers and two IT technicians raided the oil company's office in Stockholm, confiscating computers and copied materials, including correspondence between Chief Executive Officer Alex Schneiter and board member Ian Lundin and their attorneys, reports Swedish financial media Di.se.

"We have always said that we will fully cooperate with the prosecutor. Based on that, we are surprised the prosecutor chooses to resort to means of force rather than contacting us with a request to release relevant information," says Lundin's press officer Robert Eriksson, who notes the "extra sensitive" nature of seizing correspondence between lawyers and the accused, as such is afforded protection by attorney-client privilege.

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