Accusations of complicity in crimes against humanity, such as torture and forced labour, committed by Myanmar military junta during construction and operation of ‘Yadana’ Gas Pipeline – case dropped by Belgian authorities.
Incident Tag: Torture
Chevron lawsuit (re Nigeria)
Two villages are attacked by Nigerian soldiers using helicopters and boats allegedly leased and/or owned by Chevron – number of villagers killed and injured. Chevron cleared from responsibility by US court.
Human rights impacts of oil pollution: Nigeria | Chevron cleared in Nigeria shootings
Nigerian police and soldiers, allegedly flown in with Chevron helicopters and potentially hired by the corporation, shoot at oil platform protestors -2 dead, more than 10 wounded. One protester was taken into custody and claimed that the military tortured him. Chevron later cleared of any responsibility.
ExxonMobil lawsuit (re Aceh) | Briefing: Exxon faces lawsuit on killings in Indonesia – Business – International Herald Tribune
Allegations of knowing assistance to human rights violations including torture, rape, and murder by employing and providing material support to Indonesian military forces, who committed the alleged offenses during civil unrest.
Colombian takes BP to court in UK over alleged complicity in kidnap and torture
Alleged involvement of BP in kidnapping, murder and torture of suspected pipeline activists.
Ford, IBM to face renewed U.S. lawsuit over apartheid-era abuses
Ford and IBM will again have to face a U.S. lawsuit claiming they encouraged human rights abuses such as killings and tortures in apartheid-era South Africa.
Wiwa et al v. Royal Dutch Petroleum et al
Shell charged with complicity in human rights abuses against the Ogoni people of Nigeria. Abuses include: “summary execution, crimes against humanity, torture, inhumane treatment, arbitrary arrest, wrongful death, and assault and battery.” Case settled for $15.5 million.
Revealed: Asian slave labour producing prawns for supermarkets in US, UK
Slave labor, torture, execution-style killings and human trafficking in Thai fishing boats supplying major supermarkets.