Result in Lafarge Cement Syria case delayed to September 2021

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France/Syria: The Court of Cassation, a court of last resort, has delayed its ruling on the conduct of Lafarge in Syria between 2011 and 2014 until September 2021. It was due to make a decision on a number of appeals related to the case including whether charges of charge of crimes against humanity should be upheld, according to the Agence France Presse. Other indictments include those of financing terrorism, endangering life and violating an embargo. Lafarge has been accused of financing terrorism through indirect payments to extremist groups to keep its Jalabiya cement plant operational after the outbreak of war in Syria.

Lafarge Cement Syria was a subsidiary of Lafarge in the early 2010s. Lafarge and Holcim merged in 2015 becoming LafargeHolcim. LafargeHolcim’s shareholders later voted to change the company’s name to Holcim in May 2021.


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