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Exxon human rights appeal fails

June 17, 2008|From Times Wire Services

Exxon Mobil Corp. has failed to persuade the Supreme Court to halt a human rights lawsuit against it.

The justices rejected the Irving, Texas-based energy company's appeal of a ruling on a 2001 lawsuit filed by International Rights Advocates on behalf of villagers in Indonesia's Aceh province.

The suit alleged that the Indonesian military committed rampant human rights abuses against the villagers while under Exxon's employ to guard a natural gas facility.

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