When Fidelity Investments investor Eric Cohen found out that the fund giant had a big stake in PetroChina, which does business in Sudan, he launched FidelityOutOfSudan.com to try and convince Fidelity to sell stocks in companies making a profit in the war-torn region, many of them energy-related firms, USA Today reports. Since then, Cohen has convinced 4,000 people to sign a petition urging Fidelity to reconsider its investments.

But when Cohen found out from a recent SEC filing that Fidelity owns more than 5% of PetroChina’s outstanding shares, he was shocked.

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