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Shell settles Nigerian killings lawsuit

Royal Dutch Shell has been accused of supporting the execution and torture of protesters opposed to its operations in Nigeria during the 1990s.

As a lawsuit against the company over the issue was due to go to trial in New York, the oil company agreed to settle out of court, paying $15.5m to the families of executed activists.

Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports.

Added: Jun-9-2009 Occurred On: Jun-8-2009
By: dan_man
Tags: Nigeria, lawsuit, Shell, Royal Dutch Shell
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