Colombian takes BP to court in UK over alleged complicity in kidnap and torture
By Mary Carson, Adrian Gatton, Rodrigo Vázquez and Maggie O’Kane
22 May 2015
BP says it will defend unprecedented claim by trade union leader Gilberto Torres in case that spotlights role of big carbon in one of Colombia’s darkest periods
A Colombian trade union leader is beginning an unprecedented claim for damages against BP in the high court in London, alleging the oil company’s complicity in his kidnap and torture 13 years ago.
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