Nigerian widows accuse Shell in execution case

Nigerian widows accuse Shell of complicity in the execution of their husbands. Shell rejects any involvement.

Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP/Polfoto

On Tuesday, four Nigerian women sued oil major Shell for allegedly being complicit in the military regime's execution of their husbands in Nigeria in the 1990s. Amnesty International supports the case.

"My husband had a good heart. Now I am a poor widow who has lost everything," says the widow Esther Kiobel in the court in Hague, according to Dutch news agency AFP.

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