Syria : the company Lafarge under investigation for ” complicity in crimes against humanity “

Warning shot in the world preserved of the multinationals. The company is Lafarge SA, a subsidiary of the cement franco-swiss LafargeHolcim, was indicted, Thursday, June 28, as a legal person, heads of the ” violation of an embargo “, ” endangering the lives of others “, “financing a terrorist enterprise” and ” aiding and abetting crimes against humanity “. The legal person has been placed under judicial supervision with the obligation of guarantee of 30 million euros, according to a justice source.

This development seemed inevitable after eight former executives of the group have been indicted in recent months for “financing of terrorism” and “endangering the lives of others” in the investigation on suspicion of funding terrorist groups in Syria. The surprise came from the fourth charge retained by the co-investigating judges : one of ” aiding and abetting crimes against humanity “. LafargeHolcim announced on Thursday by news that the group would appeal the alleged offences, ” that do not reflect equitably the responsibilities of Lafarge SA “.

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