In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, Charles Wiwa, 44, poses for a portrait in Chicago. Wiwa, fled Nigeria in 1996 following a crackdown on protests against Shell’s oil operations in the Niger Delta. He and other natives of the oil-rich Ogoni region claim Shell was eager to stop protests in the area and was complicit in Nigerian government actions that included fatal shootings, rapes, beatings, arrests and property destruction. U.S. Supreme Court justices will hear arguments Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, over the reach of the Alien Tort Statute and a 20-year-old law that allows victims of torture to pursue civil lawsuits against the responsible individuals. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Shell Spends $383M On Security In Niger Delta

Oil giant Shell has spent almost $400m in three years guarding its installations in the Niger Delta, including maintaining its own 1,200-strong internal ‘police’ force, running a network of plainclothes informants and supplying government forces with equipment, according to Platform, a campaign group. Platform combed through leaked internal documents and WikiLeaks diplomatic cables to unpick Shell’s […]