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Cambodian police shoot anti-logging activist – Asia-Pacific – Al Jazeera English

Chut Wutty had a reputation for speaking out against logging and corruption by government and big business [Reuters]

A prominent Cambodian anti-logging activist who helped expose a secretive state sell-off of national parks has been killed in a remote southwestern province, police have said. Chut Wutty, director of the Phnom Penh-based environmental watchdog Natural Resource Protection Group, died after military police opened fire near a Chinese-built hydroelectric dam in Koh Kong, said Colonel Kheng Tito, a spokesman for the National Military Police, said on Wednesday.


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