Atrocities Committed By Swedish Oil Company In South Sudan Revealed
Chair Ian Lundin and fomer CEO and board member Alex Schneiter of Lundin Energy (formerly Lundin Oil and Lundin Petroleum) are being tried in Sweden for personal responsibility for the company’s complicity in war crimes committed in order to get “unrestricted access” to oil in what is now South Sudan.
This gaining of access entailed the killing and driving off of 100,000s of oil field residents in the period 1997 – 2003.
The questions raised in the above report and by other media:
Will such companies (and their execs) as Petronas of Malaysia, OMV of Austria and Talisman of Canada also faces charged with their participation in the Lundin-operated consortia?
Why did it take nearly two decades for Lundin and Schneiter to be charged? Detailed and verified reports were issued by credible international organizations at the time of the committing of the atrocities.
Should damages be awarded to the victims in South Sudan – envisioned is $160 million – who will get it and how will it be administered?
What the implications for such other countries in Africa as Nigeria, Gabon and 33 others wrestling with oil pollution and corruption?