Oil Justice Activist takes on BP

26 October 2015 - 10:30am
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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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