This Amnesty International video says about itself:
13 November 2014
Court documents expose Shell‘s false claims on Nigeria oil spills. Audrey Gaughran, Amnesty International’s Director of Global Issues explains the significance of these documents and the potential repercussions.
Translated from daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Nigerians pay tribute to executed Ogoni Nine oil campaigners
Wednesday 11th November 2015
NIGERIANS, human rights and environmental activists paid tribute yesterday to the Ogoni Nine campaigners 20 years after they were executed.
The group were convicted on trumped-up murder charges and many of the witnesses subsequently recanted their evidence, stating that they had been bribed by the military government and had been offered money and jobs with Shell to lie.
Supporters have called for the nine to be pardoned, and the head of Nigeria’s human rights commission Chidi Odinkalu said the trial was “deeply flawed” and “unsafe.”
Reckless oil exploitation by Shell in the region destroyed traditional Ogoni livelihoods, contaminating creeks and destroying fish habitats.
Twenty years on, the Niger delta region is still heavily polluted. Oil slicks have killed fish, crude-covered land has wrecked crops and people’s health has been further hit by fumes from gas flaring — the flares are sometimes as big as a tower block.