Email from Sunny Ofehe, Founder of Hope for Niger Delta Campaign
From: Comrade Sunny Ofehe <[email protected]>
Date: 1 October 2011 07:47:16 GMT+01:00
To: “[email protected]” <[email protected]>
Subject: Terror Trial in The Netherlands.
Reply-To: Comrade Sunny Ofehe <[email protected]>
I have always been an avid follower of your good work online through the Shell website.
I am an environmental activist living here in The Netherlands. I am from the Niger Delta region of Nigeria where Shell has a huge presence with a history of environmental devastation of our people’s environment.
I have been campaigning against this for many years and testified at the Dutch Parliament against Shell in a Parliamentary hearing where Shell was summoned to defend their practice in the region.
Less than a month after the hearing, a team of about 30 police came to my house and arrested me on trumped up charges and I was detained for 14 days before being released, but remained a suspect.
When they could not establish a case against me, just last month they came up with a new charge: “conspiracy to commit terror act by blowing oil pipelines belonging to Shell in the Niger Delta.”
I became the first person to be charged under this law since it came into effect in 2004. I appeared in court for the first time on 5th September and we now have a new hearing date of 5th December 2011.
It is an interesting politically motivated case which I would like you to follow up. You can get more details on google search with my names. You will find my details below.
Many thanks and hope to hear from you soon.