FRENCH COURT UPHOLDS CHARGE AGAINST LAFARGE OVER SYRIA OPERATION

On 18 May, Al Jazeera reported that a French appeals court has confirmed a charge of complicity in crimes against humanity for cement group Lafarge over alleged pay-offs to ISIL (ISIS) and other armed groups during Syria’s war.  It is said that Lafarge has acknowledged that it paid nearly €13 million to middlemen to keep its Syrian cement factory running in 2013 and 2014.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/5/18/french-court-upholds-syria-charge-against-cement-group-lafarge

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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