The men were framed because of their opposition to the activities of oil companies such as Shell in the Ogoni homeland. The British prime minister John Major called the executions ‘judicial murder’. Shell, which had more than enough economic clout to have saved the men’s lives, failed to act on their behalf.
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Diane Langford recalls some of her most memorable experiences of feminist organising, union activism and solidarity campaigning
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