Syria: the Paris Court of Appeal confirms the indictment of the cement manufacturer Lafarge for “complicity in crimes against humanity”


The group is suspected of having paid in 2013 and 2014, via a subsidiary, several million euros to terrorist groups, including the Islamic State organization.

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The Paris Court of Appeal has ruled. The court confirmed, Wednesday, May 18, the indictment of the cement group Lafarge for “complicity in crimes against humanity” concerning his activities until 2014 in Syria.

The cement manufacturer, now a subsidiary of Holcim, is suspected of having paid several million euros in 2013 and 2014 to terrorist groups, including the Islamic State organization. The objective: to maintain the activity of a cement factory in Syria while the country was sinking into the war.

The group’s lawyers have for the moment not wished to comment on the decision of the Paris Court of Appeal.



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