Cambodian police shoot dead activist in forest

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The Independent Online

An environmentalist has been shot dead in a confrontation with military police near a forest where illegal logging reportedly takes place.

A military police spokesman said Chut Wutty, who was director of the National Resources Protection Group, was shot in a clash at a checkpoint in Koh Kong province during which the activist also shot dead a military police officer. A human rights group said the activist was shot when he refused to hand over photos taken in the forest.