Friday, October 10, 2008

File under: It's about freaking time.

If any of my friends have ever wondered why I refused to buy gas at Shell, read this article. And the perps are finally being brought to trial. I read Ken Saro-Wiwa's book A Month and a Day about 10 years ago (published after his sham trial and execution). All I can say is, it's about time. May justice finally come for Saro-Wiwa and his fellow protesters.

Royal Dutch Shell to Go to Trial for Complicity in Torture and Murder of Nigerian Protesters

NEW YORK - October 8 - Yesterday, Judge Kimba Wood of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York set a trial date of February 9, 2009 for a human rights and racketeering case against the Royal Dutch Shell company (Shell) and the head of its Nigerian operation, Brian Anderson. The case was first filed in 1996. The judge rejected Shell's attempt to file additional legal motions to postpone a trial date.

"We are looking forward to finally bringing Shell into court, where we will prove their role in the torture and murder of our clients and their pattern of human rights abuses," said CCR attorney Jennie Green. "It's time for our clients and their families to see justice." Read more...

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