Oil Justice Activist takes on BP

26 October 2015 - 10:30am
War on Want in the news

This article was first published by the Observer.

Trade union activist Gilberto Torres was abducted by paramilitaries, apparently connected to the security arm of Ocensa – the joint venture company transporting BP’s oil, and in which it was an active member, writes Ed Vulliamy in the Observer.

In a recent speaker tour, organised by War on Want, Gilberto raised the issue of human rights violations in the extraction industry in Colombia.

 

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