Poll backs calls for Union Carbide to face court over Bhopal Disaster

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Salil Shetty in the abandoned Union carbide factory in Bhopal. By: Giles Clarke- Getty Reportage.

New poll results published today show clear public support, in both India and the USA, for US corporation Union Carbide to face an Indian court over the Bhopal gas leak disaster which left more than 20,000 people dead and poisoned more than half a million in 1984. From Amnesty International.

http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/new-poll-backs-calls-us-corporation-face-court-over-bhopal-disaster-2014-12-01

“This poll shows that the verdict in the court of public opinion is clear. Justice has not been delivered for Bhopal, and people will not stand for it,” said Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, speaking from Bhopal after a visit to the site of the leak.

“It is an ongoing outrage against the people of this city that a foreign company charged with serious crimes has never faced justice in an Indian court.”

Salil Shetty in the abandoned Union carbide factory in Bhopal. By: Giles Clarke- Getty Reportage.

Salil Shetty in the abandoned Union carbide factory in Bhopal. By: Giles Clarke- Getty Reportage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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