Cambodia’s most outspoken activist against illegal logging was shot dead today while escorting journalists near a protected forest in Koh Kong province where he has repeatedly attempted to expose illegal logging rackets that include military officials.
Chut Wutty at the Phnom Penh Post main office earlier this year. Photo by Hong Menea
Chut Wutty, the director of Natural Resource Protection Group, was killed after military police apprehended him in Mondul Sima district’s Veal Bei commune on behalf of company that asked them to stop him to stop shooting photos of their development.
“And the company asked the military police in that area come to intervene and later on shooting happened,” he said, adding that this had occurred at about 12:30pm.
He said military police officer In Rattana, 31, was also killed in the shooting but was unable to say who fired first because
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