This report was written by Bronwen Manby, researcher in the Africa Division of Human Rights Watch, based on research in the Niger Delta carried out in February 1999 and information supplied by Nigerian human and environmental activists. The report was edited by Peter Takirambudde, executive director of the Africa Division; Wilder Tayler, general counsel; and Mike McClintock, deputy program director. Zachary Freeman, associate in the Africa Division, prepared the report for publication. Human Rights Watch would like to thank its NGO partners who contributed to the report by assisting in our research and providing additional information, especially Environmental Rights Action. We would also like to acknowledge, with thanks, funding from Stichting Doen! and Goldman Environment Foundation's Ken Saro-Wiwa Memorial Fund.
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