Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Complicity in the “Ogoni 9” Executions

The widows of four Nigerian activists executed in 1995 filed a civil action in the Netherlands alleging complicity by Shell in their husbands’ deaths. Their husbands were among nine activists from the Ogoni tribe, led by writer Ken Saro-Wiwa, who were hanged for the murder of four political rivals but were allegedly targeted for their involvement in protests against Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary. In 2009, Shell paid $15.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed in the U.S. by the relatives of Saro-Wiwa and other activists who were tortured or killed by Nigeria’s military government (see Royal Dutch Shell instance, “Human Rights Violations in Nigeria”).

Misconduct Type
Human Rights
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
Royal Dutch Shell PLC $0
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release 6/29/2017

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database