The Burial of Ken Saro-Wiwa

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Uploaded on May 18, 2009

The emotional re-burial of Ken Saro-Wiwa six years after he was buried in a mass grave following his execution by the Nigerian military government in 1995.

“On May 26, 2009, oil company Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) will stand trial in federal court in New York for complicity on egregious human rights abuses in Nigeria.

On November 10, 1995, Ken Saro-Wiwa, an acclaimed writer and leader of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), was hanged along with eight other Ogoni leaders, after a trial before a military tribunal that was condemned around the world as a sham. Ken Saro-Wiwa’s last words were: “Lord take my soul but the struggle continues.”

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