THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Nigerian widows sue Shell for complicity in activist deaths

12Feb - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The widows of four Nigerian activists have opened a civil court case against oil company Shell, alleging it was complicit in the deaths of their husbands more than two decades ago.

Esther Kiobel, Victoria Bera, Blessing Eawo and Charity Levula are seeking an apology and compensation in the case that opened Tuesday in The Hague, in the Netherlands.

Their husbands were among nine activists from the Ogoni tribe, led by writer Ken Saro-Wiwa, who were hanged in 1995 for the murder of four political rivals.

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