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Ofehe terrorism trial lost in translation

Published on : 20 June 2012 – 2:03pm | By Hélène Michaud

Was it “sabotage” or “inventorise”? The possible mistranslation of a single word may have led to accusations of terrorism against Sunny Ofehe, a Nigerian activist living in the Netherlands.

In early 2011, Ofehe was charged in the Netherlands with planning to blow up oil pipelines and thus of conspiring to commit terrorist acts in Nigeria’s oil-producing region, the Niger Delta.

Now Ofehe has pressed charges against the Dutch Public Prosecutor for falsifying evidence against him. He alleges that an inaccurate summary of a tapped telephone call in Pidgin English led to wrongful accusations of terrorism against him. read more

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Friday 5 August 2011

Shell’s admission of responsibility for two major oil spills in the Niger Delta region has provoked reactions ranging from jubilation to cynicism. The Bodo fishing community had taken the Anglo-Dutch oil giant to court in the UK, claiming oil pollution has left the environment, and their livelihood, in ruins.

By Emmanuel Mayah, Lagos

Previously Shell has always maintained that oil spills in the Niger Delta were largely caused by sabotage by crude oil thieves and pipeline vandals. However the company finally admitted that two devastating spills in 2008 and 2009 were a result of equipment failure. read more

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