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Blood trail - The forest witnesses an unsettling death
Author: The Economist, Published on: 5 May 2012
The killing of Chhut Vuthy has shaken Cambodia. A well-known environmentalist and founder of the Natural Resource Protection Group, he [was] try[ing] to film illegal loggers. He was in a heavily forested area near the construction of a 338-megawatt hydropower dam being built by China Huadian...The project is one of four dams which have drawn widespread criticism because of adjacent logging, and the impact the dams could have on wildlife and the livelihoods of local villagers. How Mr Chhut Vuthy was killed is not clear, but the official explanation has raised eyebrows...Three women were also shot in February as they campaigned for better working conditions at a factory supplying Puma...All three survived...