Syria: Lafarge indicted in particular for “complicity of crimes against humanity”

The company Lafarge SA was indicted Thursday, as a legal person for financing of a terrorist enterprise and complicity in crimes against humanity in the folder of its cement plant in syrian, a-t-on learned from justice source. The co-investigating judges have also held against the holding the heads of a violation of an embargo and of endangering the lives of others. This review is consistent with the prosecutor’s indictments, said the same source.

Lafarge is subject to judicial review, including a fee of 30 million euros of justice investigation on the conditions under which the cement French, since absorbed by switzerland’s Holcim, has kept in operation its plant Jalabiya in 2013-2014 in a region of northern Syria under the control of the group islamic State (EI).

In June 2017, the parquet de Paris opened a judicial investigation for funding terrorism and endangering the lives of others. Eight former managers and executives of Lafarge, including its ex-CEO, Bruno Lafont, have already been indicted. The NGO Sherpa and the european Centre for constitutional rights, and human (ECCHR), the origin of the judicial inquiry, demanded that the cement French was also indicted for aiding and abetting crimes against humanity in Syria.

LafargeHolcim will call

LafargeHolcim has made it known on Thursday that he will appeal to justice, after the announcement of the implementation of the review of its French subsidiary Lafarge SA in France for funding alleged terrorist enterprise in Syria.

“Review of Lafarge SA was expected following the indictment of several of its former leaders,” says the cement in a press release.

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