Trial starts in Sweden of 2 oil executives accused of complicity in war crimes in Sudan

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two executives of a Swedish oil exploration and production company have gone on trial in Stockholm for securing the company’s operations in Sudan through their alleged complicity in war crimes 20 years ago. Swedish prosecutors claim that former Lundin Oil Chairman Ian Lundin and the company’s former CEO, Alex Schneiter, supported the Sudanese government of former dictator Omar al-Bashir. Swedish prosecutors accuse the two executives of being involved in the Sudanese government’s military campaign to clear an area in southern Sudan for oil operations.  Lundin told reporters at the Stockholm District Court on Tuesday that the accusations are “completely false.”