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Saro-Wiwa's son on Shell settlement

The son of author and campaigner Ken Saro-Wiwa has described his ''psychological relief'' following a a $15.5m (£9.7m) settlement with Royal Dutch Shell over human rights abuses in Nigeria.

The case was brought by relatives of nine anti-oil campaigners, including Mr Saro-Wiwa, who were hanged in 1995 by Nigeria's then military rulers.

The oil giant strongly denies any wrongdoing and says the payment is part of a "process of reconciliation".

Lawyer Judith Chomsky from the Centre for Constitutional Rights and Ken Saro-Wiwa Junior described their satisfaction with the outcome.


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