Top Cambodian activist dead after police shoot-out

(AlertNet, trust.org) PHNOM PENH, April 26 (Reuters) – A prominent Cambodian anti-logging activist who helped expose a secretive state sell-off of national parks was fatally shot on Wednesday in a remote southwestern province, said police.

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.

A military police officer was also killed, he said, adding that Chut Wutty was armed.

 

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