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Holcim Unit Faces Charges Over Crimes Against Humanity Role (1)

May 18, 2022, 2:04 PM

Cement maker Holcim Ltd.’s Lafargewas dragged further into allegations of possible crimes against humanity after the French unit was charged in a case over payments to a terrorist group to keep a plant operating in war-torn Syria.

The Paris court of appeals reinstated charges of complicity in the crimes during a non-public hearing, according to a lawyer for Lafarge, Christophe Ingrain. The Wednesday decision is in line with guidance last year from the country’s top judges who had toppled a prior decision to dismiss the accusations.

Holcim said in a statement it would lodge a top court appeal ...