Sudan Refugees Sue BNP Paribas Over Genocide

By Martin O'Sullivan (May 3, 2016, 10:16 PM EDT) -- A group of Sudanese refugees hit BNP Paribas with a proposed class action alleging the banking giant provided their home country with the means to fund the widespread murder and abuse of black citizens, a suit their attorney said could seek $1 million for each refugee.

The 16 Sudanese immigrants heading the case claim that from the early 2000s, BNP and its New York affiliates began conducting financial transactions on behalf of banks controlled by the Sudanese government despite ongoing U.S. sanctions, allowing Sudan to fund a genocidal campaign against the country's black population. BNP in 2015 was sentenced in New...

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