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Shelling out for favours?

2nd July 2009

A Morning Star investigation has found that the All Party Parliamentary Group on Nigeria, comprising 20 MPs, received £27,000 last year from Shell International. Last month, the firm was forced to settle out of court in New York, faced with charges that it was culpable in the state murder and torture of nine members of the Ogoni tribe including writer and Activist Ken Saro-Wiwa in 1995.

John McDonnell MP, LRC Chair, said:

“Shell has a rapacious record in the developing world and especially in Nigeria. If true, these links warrant a full public inquiry into the role of this company in funding this group.”

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