EU Boycotts China Oil Firm Over Funding Of Darfur Regime

From The Independent:

The European Parliament has disinvested in a firm accused of being one of the chief bankrollers of the Sudanese regime’s military campaign in Darfur after pressure from MEPs and human rights activists.

The Independent can reveal that, in a significant step in boycotting firms whose revenues are said to fuel the genocide, the EU has sold its shares in the Chinese oil giant PetroChina/ CNPC. The move follows revelations that MEPs’ pension funds continued to be invested in the company, despite widespread criticism of Chinese support for the regime in Khartoum.

The decision strengthens the international campaign to apply pressure on the Sudanese government over the continuing killings, rapes and forced evictions in Darfur by its own troops and the Janjaweed militia which colludes with state forces.

Read also PetroChina, CNPC, and Sudan: Perpetuating Genocide by The Sudan Divestment Task Force.


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