July 15 2013
Dear Sisters and Brothers of USA,
We, the survivors of the world’s worst industrial disaster in Bhopal ask your help in extraditing Warren Anderson, former Chairman of Union Carbide Corporation who has jumped bail and refuses to face criminal charges related to thousands of deaths.
SIGN THIS PETITION http://wh.gov/l3cJi
You need to have an address in US.
If the petition gets 100,000 American signatures by 13th July 2013 then the White House will respond.
Extradite Warren Anderson, fugitive and bail-jumper, to India to face charges related to thousands of deaths
Former Union Carbide Chairman / CEO Warren Anderson skipped bail in India and fled to the US more than 28 years ago. In 1992 and again in 2009 the Indian courts issued warrants for Anderson’s arrest for manslaughter. The 1984 Bhopal disaster has killed as many as 25,000 people and 120,000 continue to battle chronic illnesses. Cancer and Tuberculosis are rampant and next generation is also marked by Carbide poisons. There is abundant evidence that shows that the disaster in Bhopal was foreseeable and preventable and that it occurred because of deliberate criminal negligence by Anderson and his colleagues. Anderson lives comfortably in his three homes in the Hamptons, Florida and Connecticut. The president of USA and the US Departments of State and Justice need to stop harboring one of the world’s most wanted criminals. Extradite Anderson before he dies of old age.
ANDERSON CRIMES IN BHOPAL
Anderson was part of the 11 member managerial committee that approved untested technology in the Bhopal plant to cut cost by 25%.
On 7th December 1984, Warren Anderson along with Indian officials was arrested in Bhopal and released on bail. He promised to return back in his Bail Bond.
On 1 December 1987, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed charge sheet against Warren Anderson, chairman of UCC, and eleven other accused individuals and corporations. Warren Anderson is charged under Indian Penal Code sections 304 [culpable homicide, punishable by 10 years to life imprisonment and fine], 320 [causing grievous hurt punishable by 10 years to life imprisonment and fine], 324 [causing hurt, punishable by 3 years imprisonment and/or fine] and 429 [causing death and poisoning of animals, punishable by 3 years imprisonment and/or fine]
Anderson has not shown up in Bhopal Court despite several summons through Interpol.
On 10th April 1992 CJM, Bhopal issues Non-Bailable Warrant of arrest against Warren Anderson and orders the Government of India to seek extradition of Anderson from the United States.
May 2003: Ministry of External Affairs sends request for extradition of Warren Anderson to Department of State and Department of Justice, USA.
On 24th July 2003, the Department of State, United States rejects the application for Warren Anderson’s extradition. Copy of rejection of Anderson’s extradition obtained under Freedom of Information Act.
In 2004, 2005 and 2008 Government of India took up the matter again with the US Government to reconsider its decision on the basis of additional inputs. However all the requests were turned down.
On 28th April 2011 Indian Government through Ministry of External Affairs sent another request for extradition of Warren Anderson.
This request is still pending with the US Department of Justice and till today (March 2013) no decision has been taken by them regarding extradition of Warren Anderson. Updated presented by Indian Govt to the CJM, Bhopal.
Warren Anderson is currently 92 years old.