SHELL: HUMAN RIGHTS IN NIGERIA

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Business

 

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Kelly F

 

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October 10, 2013

 

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University

 

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A

 

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For several years, the Ogoni had been waging a vigorous political campaign against Nigeria's military rulers and the giant oil company Royal Dutch/Shell. They had been seeking greater self-determination, rights to the revenue stemming from oil exploration on traditional Ogoni lands, and compensa¬tion for the environmental degradation to their land caused by frequent oil spills from fractured pipelines...
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Shell had been pumping oil from Ogoni lands since the late 1950s. In 1994, four Ogoni chiefs who advocated cooperation rather than confrontation with Nigeria's mil¬itary government were lynched by a mob of Ogoni youth. Though he was not present, Saro-Wiwa, a leader of the protest movement, was arrested and subsequently sen¬tenced to death along with eight other Ogoni activists...
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