The government has given Henrik Attorps the go-ahead to prosecute Alex Schneiter, the CEO of Lundin Petroleum, and Ian Lundin, the company’s board chairman, for gross human rights violations in Sudan.
The prosecutor has had to seek the permission of the government since the crimes were committed overseas and since Alex Schneiter is a Swiss national.
“Given the severity of the crimes, justice must be allowed to run its course,” said Justice Minister Morgan Johansson.
Lundin Petroleum says it is totally unacceptable that the Ministry of Justice has approved the prosecutor’s request to pursue the case.
Lundin Petroleum, formerly known as Lundin Oil, was operative in southern Sudan between 1997 and 2003, during the civil war. Thousands of people were killed, villages were razed to the ground and the population was displaced. The company has been accused of aggravating the conflict through its presence in the region
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