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Nigeria: U.S. Court Declines to Hear Suit Against Shell

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Chika Amanze-Nwachuku: 8 February 2011

A United States Appeal Court on Friday refused to entertain a lawsuit that accused Royal Dutch Shell Plc of helping Nigerian authorities violently to suppress protests against oil exploration in the 1990s.

Specifically, the plaintiffs, families of seven Ogoni indigenes who were executed by the regime of the late General Sani Abacha, had accused the oil giant of violations related to the 1995 hangings of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other protesters by Nigeria’s then-military government. read more and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.
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