BBC环球慢速英语 第728期:肯·萨罗威瓦(8)
日期:2021-03-03 13:34



Voice 1: Many human rights organisations criticised the court case. People speaking against Saro-Wiwa later said that the Nigerian government had paid them. But it was too late for Saro-Wiwa and the other eight defendants. On November 10 1995 they were executed. Saro-Wiwa's death caused international anger. The Commonwealth of Nations suspended Nigeria's membership.
Voice 2: Oil company Shell spoke about this case. They claimed to have appealed — for human rights. They said they asked for mercy for Ken Saro Wiwa.
Voice 1: Oil continues to be at the centre of many problems in the Niger Delta. Militant groups in Nigeria have attacked oil pipelines and foreign workers. They want to see money from the oil invested into their area. The government and oil companies have set up the Niger Delta Development Commission. This is supposed to use oil money to invest in the area. For example investing in schools and health centres — and creating jobs.