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ShellNews.net: ROYAL DUTCH SHELL IMPRISONMENT PROCEEDINGS AGAINST DR. HUONG: PART TWO

24 March 2006
By Alfred Donovan
Published below is a further section from the NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE served on 15 March 2006 on Shell Whistleblower Dr John Huong by solicitors acting for the EIGHT Royal Dutch Shell companies collectively suing him for alleged defamation (relating to postings on this website).
The NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE basically notified the Defendant, Dr Huong of the intention to issue contempt of court proceedings and gave him 10 days in which to provide evidence why he should not be imprisoned or fined for the alleged contempt.
Since I am named in the proceedings and have played the key role in the various internet publications at the heart of the case, I have been asked by Dr Huong and his lawyers to supply an Affidavit testifying to the facts. Part of my draft Affidavit is published below.
PART TWO OF NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE ARTICLE (PARAGRAPH'S 2, 3 & 4) SERVED ON DR HUONG.
2. You disobeyed the Order by publishing or causing to be published, the following:
The 29.1.06 publication of your Defence on the Shellnews.net website
3. You forwarded a copy of your Defence to Alfred Donovan with the knowledge that he would publish it on his website at ShellNews.net, which he did. Alfred Donovan was, for this purpose, your servant or agent.

DRAFT COMMENTS OF ALFRED DONOVAN
As indicated I have never been the agent or servant of any third party in my dealings with Shell. The same applies to my son John.
We have assisted a number of parties who contacted us, including the WWF (formally known as the World Wildlife Fund), The Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, and the New York lawyers Bernstein Liebhard & Lifshitz, LLP acting for the lead Plaintiffs in a U.S. class action lawsuit against Royal Dutch Shell plc (and others) in respect of the reserves fraud.
In each case our assistance has involved us posting/publishing information on my websites. We have never charged any of these parties or anyone else a penny. Everything we do in in regard to my websites is completely free. I take full responsibly for everything published. We have declined to publish negative commentary against Shell when deemed inappropriate by us. Dr Huong has never been in a position of knowing that we will automatically publish any material he shares with us. The same applied to the Defence document. The fact of the matter is that Dr Huong does not own or operate a website and has no guarantee that we will publish anything.
The WWF, U.S. PIRG and the ECCR all appealed through the medium of my websites for Shell shareholders to support resolutions to be put to Shell shareholders at the Royal Dutch Shell Plc AGM in May 2006. The ECCR was successful in recruiting more than the required 100 shareholders and the relevant resolution has been accepted by Royal Dutch Shell Plc. I hope that my websites generated some of this support.
Mr Zack Brown, a representative from U.S. PIRG was in the UK a few weeks ago. My son John and I met Mr Brown at Lloyds Registrars in Worthing in an unsuccessful attempt to assist in the purchase of stock in Royal Dutch Shell Plc. We also corresponded with Royal Dutch Shell Plc in relation to U.S. PIRG but made it clear that we had no authority to speak for the organisation.
With regard to the class action, Bernstein Liebhard & Lifshitz has confirmed that my website successfully generated a shareholder, Mr Peter M Wood, to act as a representative of all non-U.S. Shell shareholders in the class action. As a result, a motion has been filed with the appropriate U.S. District Court.
We are happy to assist anyone who shares our aspirations that Royal Dutch Shell Management should abide with Shell’s STATEMENT OF GENERAL BUSINESS PRINCIPLES which include honesty, integrity, transparency, and respect for people in all of Shell’s dealings.
FOR THE FULL ARTICLE CLICK HERE:
http://shellnews.net/2006 docs/DR HUONG 2006/notice-to-show-cause-part-two-march-2006.htm

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

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