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Lafarge may face probe for crimes against humanity over Syria terror payments (update*)

By Martin Coyle
  • 07 Sep 2021 10:23
  • 07 Sep 2021 11:08
Cement company Lafarge has lost its bid to escape criminal charges after paying millions of dollars to armed fighters in Syria, following a ruling by judges at France’s top court today.

Campaign group Sherpa filed a claim against the company in November 2016, the year after Lafarge abandoned its Syrian cement factory

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Martin Coyle

Senior Correspondent

Martin Coyle is a senior correspondent, based in MLex's London office, reporting daily on bribery and corruption issues in the UK and Europe. Previously he was a senior editor at Thomson Reuters where he covered anti-money laundering, financial crime and regulatory enforcement issues. Prior to that he was editor of The Accountant, the world's oldest accounting publication, and International Accounting Bulletin, a bi-monthly business journal owned by Lafferty.

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