Sudanese rights groups urge US Department of Justice to pay out BNP Paribas compensation by RFI | Free Listening on SoundCloud

Sudanese rights groups are calling on the US Department of Justice to urgently pay out compensation after a big French bank was fined for breaking economic sanctions. Earlier this year, BNP Paribas was sentenced to pay almost 9 billion dollars for violating US sanctions against Sudan, Cuba and Iran. RFI’s Daniel Finnan has more…

How can Sudanese refugees benefit from French bank’s woes? – RFI (5 minute audio)

Activists say most of the money that a French bank has been sentenced to pay in the US for sanctions busting should be spent in Sudan. In May, BNP Parisbas, the largest French bank, was fined almost 9 billion dollars after it pleaded guilty to having done business with Sudan, Iran and Cuba — three countries targeted by US sanctions. The US Justice Department says that almost 4 billion dollars are earmarked for people “harmed” by the sanctions busting…